The Resource Biografi, Lloyd Jones

Biografi, Lloyd Jones

Label
Biografi
Title
Biografi
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Jones
Title variation
Biografi
Title variation remainder
a travellers tale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1991 Lloyd Jones, bestselling author of Mister Pip, travelled through Albania. It was six years since the death of the dictator, Enver Hoxha, but Albania was still one of the most isolated and secretive societies on the planet. Under Hoxha, all Albanian citizens had their own biografi, a file that was maintained (and often falsified) by the secret police. Jones heard rumours of a village dentist who, resembling Hoxha in looks and build, had been forced to give up his identity and undergo extensive plastic surgery to become the dictator' s double. What would it take to remove a man from his own identity and give him a new one? What kind of life would this man live now? Who would he be? In Biografi, Jones intertwines a fictional account of Petar Schapallo, the man with the fabricated identity, with a travelogue of great insight into life in Albania after the fall of Hoxhas regime."--Provided by publisher
Summary
In 1991, with communism in tatters in Eastern Europe, a New Zealand novelist takes it into his head to journey to Albania to interview a man whose face was surgically altered so he could serve as a double for the communist dictator
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
365611
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Lloyd
Dewey number
914.96504
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Albania
  • Albania
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a traveller's tale
Label
Biografi, Lloyd Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 1993
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921351778
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a497581
  • (OCoLC)241302120
Label
Biografi, Lloyd Jones
Publication
Note
Previously published: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 1993
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921351778
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a497581
  • (OCoLC)241302120

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