“Remarkable: a book about borders that makes the reader feel sumptuously free.” —Peter Pomerantsev

In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies.… (more)

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Where, in the earlier book, these manifestations of the otherworldly were presented with amused, affectionate, sometimes snarky skepticism, now, after these border travels, she concludes, "I wasn't so sure about all the things I didn't believe in."

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Publisher: Graywolf Press (September 05, 2017)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English

Awards: Saltire Award for Scottish Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2017 winner, Saltire Award for Scottish Book of the Year 2017 winner

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