By Ismail Kadare
Destinies intersect in Broken April. the 1st is that of Gjor, a tender mountaineer who (much opposed to his will) has simply killed a guy so that it will avenge the loss of life of his older brother, and who expects to be killed himself in accordance with the provisions of the Code that regulates existence within the highlands. the second one is that of a tender couple on their honeymoon who've come to check the age-old customs of where, together with the blood feud.
While the tale is decided within the early 20th century, existence at the excessive plateaus of Albania takes existence again to the darkish a while. The bloody blouse of the most recent sufferer is hung up through the bereaved for all to see―until the avenger in flip kills his guy with a rifle shot. For the younger bride, the surprise of this endless cycle of compulsory homicide is devastating. The horror turns into personified whilst she catches a glimpse of Gjor as he wanders concerning the geographical region, watching for the truce of thirty days to finish, and existence with it. That temporary imaginative and prescient of the hapless assassin provokes in her a violent act of revulsion and contrition. Her existence could be marked via it usually.