The Designated Successor was found dead in his bedroom at dawn on December 14. Did he kill himself or was he murdered?
The man who is next in line to be the leader of Albania is found shot dead in his bed. Was it suicide or was it murder?
Kadare, one of Europe's finest writers, reshapes recent Balkan history in this wry and witty political parable, his first English offering in some years.
Translated from the French of Tedi Papavrami by David Bellos.