Street Without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria

Kassabova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and grew up under the drab, muddy, grey mantle of one of communism s most mindlessly authoritarian regimes Escaping with her family as soon as possible after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, she lived in Britain, New Zealand, and Argentina, and several other

Stork Mountain

Stork Mountain tells the story of a young Bulgarian immigrant who, in an attempt to escape his mediocre life in America, returns to the country of his birth Retracing the steps of his estranged grandfather, a man who suddenly and inexplicably cut all contact with the family three years prior, the


With an imaginative audacity and lyrical brilliance that puts him in the company of David Mitchell and Alexander Hemon, Rana Dasgupta paints a portrait of a century through the story of a hundred year old blind Bulgarian man in a first novel that announces the arrival of an exhilarating new voice in

The Historian

To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history.Late one night, exploring her father s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters The letters are all addressed to My dear and unfortunate successor, and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of, a