‘Devastating in the most beautiful ways . . . you are in the hands of an absolute artist.’ TORREY PETERS, author of DETRANSITION, BABY
It is April, 1995.
Kosovo is a country on the cusp of a dreadful war. Arsim is twenty-two, newly married, cautious – an Albanian trying to keep his head down and finish his studies in an atmosphere of creeping threat. Until he encounters Milos, a Serb, and begins a life in secret.
Bolla is the story of what happens when passion and history collide – when a relationship, already forbidden and laced with danger, is ripped apart by war and migration, separated by nations and fate.
What happens when you are forced to live a life that is not yours, so far from your desires?
Can the human remain?
A writer of brilliant originality and power' - Garth Greenwell
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