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Review of ‘April Fool’s Day’

April Fool's Day, the debut novel by acclaimed Croatian-American writer Josip Novakovich, recounts the life of Ivan Dolinar, a Croat born into Tito's Yugoslavia on April Fool's Day, 1948. His aspiration to become a doctor is derailed when he is condemned to break rocks in a labor camp for allegedly desiring Tito's assassination. Later he…

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