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April Fool's Day : a novel

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  • Edition: 1st ed.
    Date:
    2004
    Summary:

    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. But even in a world gone mad, one course of action remains eminently sane: survival.

    Genre: War fiction
    Original Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 0060583975, 0060583983