The Thin Line

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Perparim Kapllani

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How do you remember? How do you live the rest of your life? One morning in the 1990s in Kosovo, the Albanian population of Gjakova find their front doors marked with a white cross. Fearful for their lives, the Albanians in one neighbourhood hide their women and children inside a basement. In a few days, however, Serbian forces wearing wolf masks arrive accompanied by tanks, demolishing houses and killing people. The occupants of the basement are found and shot down in cold blood. Ten-year-old Ermal, shielded by his dead mother, remains alive. So does his father Adem. But his three sisters are also dead. Days later all traces of the killings are erased. Eight years later, as a young man living with his father in Mississauga, Ontario, Ermal is still haunted by those events. And he dreams of revenge.


Action, Drama, Crime,

Short Summary

Perparim Kapllani’s novel “The Thin Line” has the readers walking on a thin line of emotions. The drama unfolds when Ermal Bllaca’s family flees and hides in a basement to escape from the Serbian Police and Yugoslav Army who are taking revenge by killing Albanians for the NATO bombing of former Yug


Kosovo, Albania, Canada, Toronto

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Ermal Bllaca

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Adem Bllaca

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Dragan Spasic

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Fatima

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Aspiring

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Mawenzi House LTD

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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