To the Lake

To the Lake A Balkan Journey of War and Peace

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Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. Two vast lakes joined by underground rivers. Two lakes that seem to hold both the turbulent memories of the region's past, and the secret of its enduring allure. Two lakes that have played a central role in Kapka Kassabova's maternal family. As she journeys to her grandmother's place of origin, Kassabova encounters a civilisational crossroads. The Lakes are set within the mountainous borderlands of North Macedonia, Albania and Greece, and crowned by the old Roman road, the via Egnatia. Once a trading and spiritual nexus of the southern Balkans, this lake region remains one of Eurasia's most culturally diverse areas. By exploring on water and land the stories of poets, fishermen, and caretakers, misfits, rulers, and inheritors of war and exile, Kassabova uncovers the human history shaped by the Lakes.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783783977
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.95604
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2014
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 480g
Height: 145mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 34mm