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The Albanian

Written by Donna Mazza


Rosa, a young woman from small country-town Australia, longing for mystery, adventure and the exotic, is fatally attracted to a romantic image of Eastern Europe, arriving alone in Dubrovnik in the months before the implosion of the old Yugoslavia. Rosa has no idea of the politics, yet she ends up dangerously drawn into a relationship with a young Albanian on his path to becoming a political refugee. Unable to tease apart destiny, reality and fantasy, she becomes a captive of her heart and the excitement and danger of the unknown.

Praise for the book

'Mazza’s story is compelling. It’s the type of book that doesn’t let you put it down even though you don’t want it to end. Welcome to our world, Donna, we’ve been waiting.' STM


T.A.G. Hungerford Award (Winner 2005)

ISBN 9781921064616 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (234 x 153mm) (Paperback)
Categories T.A.G. Hungerford Winners
Book Club Reads
Award Winning
Pages 368
Publication Year 2007
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
Rights World
  • Donna mazza

    Donna Mazza

    Donna Mazza was born and grew up in Bunbury, Western Australia. She lived in Perth for a number of years, has travelled extensively in Europe, North America and South-East Asia, and completed a PhD in English at Edith Cowan University in 2005. She returned, with her partner and their children, to live in the south-west of the state, where she enjoys a life of parenting, teaching and researching her next novel. Read more