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April Fool's Day: A Novel

Authors: Novakovich, Josip
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC000000, FIC014050
ISBN: 9780061875816, Related ISBNs: 0061875813, 9780060583989, 9780061875816
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Ivan Dolinar is born in Tito's Yugoslavia on April Fool's Day, 1948 -- the auspicious beginning of a life that will be derailed by backfiring good intentions in a world of propaganda and paranoia. At age nineteen, an innocent prank cuts the young Croatian's budding medical career short and lands him in a notorious labor camp. Released on the eve of civil war, Ivan is drafted into the wrong army, becoming a pawn in an absurd conflict in which the rules and loyalties shift abruptly and without warning. But even in a world gone mad, one course of action remains eminently sane: survival.

Told with bitingly dark humor and a deep tenderness, April Fool's Day is both a devastating political satire and a razor-sharp parody of war.

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