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by Josip Novakovich
April Fool's Day. 264 printed pages. Ivan Dolinar is born in Tito's Yugoslavia on April Fool's Day, 1948 - the auspicious beginning of a life that will be derailed by backfiring good intentions in a world of propaganda and paranoia. At age nineteen, an innocent prank cuts the young Croatian's budding medical career short and lands him in a notorious labor camp. Released on the eve of civil war, Ivan is drafted into the wrong army, becoming a pawn in an absurd conflict in which the rules and loyalties shift abruptly and without warning.
April Fool's Day book. Overall, Josip Novakovich writes with a fantastically dark humor that occasionally is too dark to feel comfortable laughing at. I really liked the bulk of 'April Fool's Day' but there were some parts that felt a bit like they dragged as well.
Born, appropriately, on April Fool's Day, 1948, Ivan immediately comes alive for the reader through the author's recognition of the universal qualities of children. In many ways Ivan is a child-Everyman, albeit one with a Croatian upbringing.
April Fool's Day: A Novel. Told with bitingly dark humor and a deep tenderness, April Fool's Day is both a devastating political satire and a razor-sharp parody of war. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.
Hoo boy, do I love to come across a book that grabs me from the first page and will not let me go until I read the last word. April Fool's Day is such a book. For those who love evocative, creative prose, Josip Novakovich will provide six hours of incredible literature. I found myself looking at the frontispiece every now and then for the first twenty or thirty pages, looking for the name of the translator. There is none: it's written in English.
Josip Novakovich (Croatian: Novaković) is a Croatian Canadian writer. 1 Early life and education. Novakovich has published a novel (April Fool's Day), four short story collections (Yolk, Salvation and Other Disasters, Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust, Tumbleweed), four collections of narrative essays (Apricots from Chernobyl, Plum Brandy: Croatian Journey, Three Deaths, and Shopping for a Better Country); and two textbooks (Writing Fiction Step by Step, Fiction Writer's Workshop). and hundreds of short stories and essays.
April Fool's Day. by Josip Novakovich
April Fool's Day. by Josip Novakovich.
Tibor Fischer delights in Josip Novakovich's April Fool's Day, an epic tale that skilfully draws on Yugoslav history
Tibor Fischer delights in Josip Novakovich's April Fool's Day, an epic tale that skilfully draws on Yugoslav history. This is the first novel by the 48-year-old ican Josip Novakovich, the author of several short-story and non-fiction collections; its remarkable density is perhaps partly explained by Novakovich's circumspection in approaching the novel form. by. Josip Novakovich. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
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