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The Hired Man | [Aminatta Forna]

The Hired Man

Beyond the boundaries of the town of Gost, Croatia, an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life: Laura and her teenage children have arrived. As Duro Kolak, a local handyman, helps with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars.
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Beyond the boundaries of the town of Gost, Croatia, an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life: Laura and her teenage children have arrived. As Duro Kolak, a local handyman, helps with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars.

©2013 Aminatta Forna (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

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    "An insight into the Bosnian Wars"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hired Man to be better than the print version?

    There was a genuine atmosphere of uncertainty and threat in the audio version.


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    The narrator.


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    The most powerful scene was the discovery of the half buried bodies,


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    The homeland war


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    This book gave me a greater insight than the history books into what the Homeland War was actually like for those involved.

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