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Crossing: A Novel por Pajtim Statovci
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Crossing: A Novel (edición 2019)

por Pajtim Statovci (Autor), David Hackston (Traductor)

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST From the acclaimed author of My Cat Yugoslavia: a stunning, incandescent new novel that speaks to identity, war, exile, love, betrayal, and heartbreak The death of head of state Enver Hoxha and the loss of his father leave Bujar growing up in the ruins of Communist Albania and of his own family. Only his fearless best friend, Agim--who is facing his own realizations about his gender and sexuality--gives him hope for the future. Together the two decide to leave everything behind and try their luck in Italy. But the struggle to feel at home--in a foreign country and even in one's own body--will have corrosive effects, spurring a dangerous search for new identities. Steeped in a rich heritage of bewitching Albanian myth and legend, this is a deeply timely and deeply necessary novel about the broken reality for millions worldwide, about identity in all its complex permutations, and the human need to be seen.… (más)
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Título:Crossing: A Novel
Autores:Pajtim Statovci (Autor)
Otros autores:David Hackston (Traductor)
Info:Pantheon (2019), Edition: 1, 272 pages
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Another Albanian native is on the move and confused about his gender identity, just like in the author’s first novel My Cat Yugoslavia. Here, Buja leaves Albania with his only friend Agim, both being confused about whether to present as male or female. Landing in Italy alone and gaining asylum and a passport, Bujar then moves on to Germany, Spain, the US, and finally to Finland, in search of contentment that he never allows himself to find. Along the way, Buja cruelly and purposelessly breaks hearts and even causes a suicide. It is not until the final pages that the reader discovers how and why Bujar and Agim parted. The writing and translations here are fine, but the unhappiness Buja causes in himself and in every single person he encounters just ceaselessly piles on, despite his glimmers of insight into his own lack of character, and his self-centered actions just get tiring.

Quote: “What I would understand the least is the nature of desire, the numbness that follows when it’s fulfilled. Getting what you want feels like being defeated by triumph; the feeling that you would give everything away to go back to the beginning, to revive your story’s origin.” ( )
  froxgirl | Feb 7, 2021 |
Bujar is so intelligent, so aware, so adept at understanding motives, yet he continually sabotages himself, unable to align his self-knowledge with his actions on a consistent basis. How does one move into adulthood if tragedy has them trapped in emotional adolescence?

Bujar's personal journey mirrors in many ways what happens in Albania, at least as Statovci tells it in this novel. One (Bujar or Albania) holds tightly to a mythology of self, acting as though that mythology is the truth, but each day is a fight against the little signs of the reality beneath the myth that bubble to the surface. What happens if we tear away the myth? Can we excavate through the reality and improve it from the foundations up, or can we only hope to patch the little breaks in the facade as they appear? Is there a point at which the myth itself becomes all that's holding the entire structure together? ( )
  ImperfectCJ | Jun 28, 2020 |
Pajtim Statovci is a Finnish/Kosovan author who started making headlines when his first novel My Cat Yugoslavia won the prestigious (in Finland, at least) Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize for debut fiction, and was also adapted for the Finnish National Theatre. His second novel, Crossing (Pushkin Press), is the story of 2 boys who flee from Albania and travel across borders to different countries, and differing levels of acceptance and intolerance, taking in Rome, New York and Helsinki along the way. I am not qualified to judge the accuracy of David Hackston’s translation but I really enjoyed the humour and character of the first-person protagonist, Bujar, whose resilience and wit in overcoming harsh travails along the way is made artful. ( )
  davidroche | Mar 5, 2020 |
This story is told out of order--Bujar and Agim are both trans or gay, it isn't clear, and perhaps it is not to them either. The story begins in Rome, about a young woman taking a creative writing class.

And then we are in Tirane. Bujar is an Albanian boy whose father is an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo. During the 80s Kosovo an Albania are going through war and economic disarray. His father dies. His sister disappears. He and his best friend Agim run to Tirane and then Durres, determined to make it to Italy.

The story continues in Spain, Germany, New York, Finland, and back in Albania. It is interesting, following this character who is a queer immigrant everywhere he goes, alone, poor, confused, isolated. I was not sure until the end if this was Bujar or Agim, and what had happened to the other. And now I just have more questions. ( )
  Dreesie | Dec 31, 2019 |
Tiranan sydän on pohjimmiltaan kirja identiteetistä ja itsensä uudestiluomisesta. Päähenkilö siirtyy maasta toiseen ja rakentaa itselleen sins uutta parempaa elämää—joka näyttää kirjan edetessä olevan lainattua elämää. ( )
  queen_ypolita | Dec 31, 2019 |
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST From the acclaimed author of My Cat Yugoslavia: a stunning, incandescent new novel that speaks to identity, war, exile, love, betrayal, and heartbreak The death of head of state Enver Hoxha and the loss of his father leave Bujar growing up in the ruins of Communist Albania and of his own family. Only his fearless best friend, Agim--who is facing his own realizations about his gender and sexuality--gives him hope for the future. Together the two decide to leave everything behind and try their luck in Italy. But the struggle to feel at home--in a foreign country and even in one's own body--will have corrosive effects, spurring a dangerous search for new identities. Steeped in a rich heritage of bewitching Albanian myth and legend, this is a deeply timely and deeply necessary novel about the broken reality for millions worldwide, about identity in all its complex permutations, and the human need to be seen.

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