Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Price: $19.95 (Paperback)
If you had the chance to assume a new life, would you take it?
In this reissue of Jones’ 1993 novel Biografi, that’s exactly what small town Albanian dentist Peter Shapello does on one transformative day when a chance visitor offers him the opportunity for a new identity. But Shapello’s second self isn’t as low-profile as his first — he’s to be the stand-in for Albanian leader Enver Hoxha, appearing as Hoxha on official business.
Biografi wryly evolves Shapello’s new persona while alluding to the state of Albanian bureaucracy after communism.
Biografi by author Lloyd Jones