Fathers and Forefathers


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Publisher's Synopsis

A touching story of cultural difference and tested loyalties. Set in Belgrade before WWII, Fathers and Forefathers tells the story of the marriage between a Steven, a Serb, and Elizabeth, an Englishwoman. After meeting at an English university they marry and leave England to build their life together. Steven's narrative and Elizabeth's letters home reveal two very different personal accounts of the difficulties this involves. Raised in Serbia their son, Mihajlo, is ashamed of his mixed parentage and rebels against his non-Serbian ancestry. On the eve of the war, Steven's loyalties are challenged when his counsel is sought by both the Serbian king and the opposition. He resolves to keep his distance from the conflict, but Mihajlo's more radical response forces him to become involved, and tragedy engulfs the family.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846554193
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Harvill Press
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 891.82354
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 288
Weight: 304g
Height: 135mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 37mm