When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the fragile border zone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives seeking to cross from East to West. Today, this densely forested landscape is still scarred by its past. Here, Kassabova journeys to meet the people of this border – treasure hunters and guards, entrepreneurs and psychic healers, refugees and smugglers – tracing the physical and psychological borders that intersect its villages and mountains, seeking out the stories that will unlock its secrets.
Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe
by Kapka Kassabova
WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY 2017 SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE YEAR
‘A marvellous book about a magical part of the world’ – The Guardian
Paperback: 382 pages
Publisher: Granta Books, 2017
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