The Pyramid

From the Albanian writer who has been short listed for the Nobel Prize comes a hypnotic narrative of ancient Egypt, a work that is at once a historical novel and an exploration of the horror of untrammeled state power It is 2600 BC The Pharaoh Cheops is inclined to forgo the construction of a pyra

The Siege

In the early fifteenth century, as winter falls away, the people of Albania know that their fate is sealed They have refused to negotiate with the Ottoman Empire, and war is now inevitable Soon enough dust kicked up by Turkish horses is spotted from a citadel Brightly coloured banners, hastily co