Presents the reader with a portrait of the birth and death of Ottoman civilization and chronicles with compassion the misfortunes of Western Christians, Orthodox Christians, Muslims and Jews, unable to reconcile their vastly disparate loyalties.
"The best kind of fictionalised history." (Daily Telegraph)
"Andric possess the rare gift in a historical novelist of creating a period-piece, full of local colour, and at the same time characters who might have been living today." (Times Literary Supplement)
Paperback / okay