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In this stylistically adventurous, brilliantly funny tour de force-the most highly acclaimed debut since Nathan Englander's-Aleksander Hemon writes of love and war, Sarajevo and America, with a skill and imagination that are breathtaking.

A love affair is experienced in the blink of an eye as the Archduke Ferdinand watches his wife succumb to an assassin's bullet. An exiled writer, working in a sandwich shop in Chicago, adjusts to the absurdities of his life. Love letters from war torn Sarajevo navigate the art of getting from point A to point B without being shot. With a surefooted sense of detail and life-saving humor, Aleksandar Hemon examines the overwhelming events of history and the effect they have on individual lives. These heartrending stories bear the unmistakable mark of an important new international writer.

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"Not just an extraordinary storyteller but an extraordinary writer: one who seems not simply gifted but necessary." The New York Times Book Review

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"A complex and delicately crafted collection, as unsettling as it is hopeful." Nathan Englander, author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

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"The man is a maestro....As vivid a prose as you will find anywhere this year, and as heartbreaking." Esquire

Synopsis:

Aleksandar Hemon was born in Sarajevo in 1964. He moved to Chicago in 1992 with only a basic command of English. He began writing in English in 1995. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and Best American Short Stories 1999, among other publications, and will appear in the forthcoming Best American Short Stories 2000. He continues to live in Chicago with his wife, Lisa Stodder, a Chicago native.

About the Author

ALEKSANDAR HEMON was born in Sarajevo in 1964. He moved to Chicago in 1992 with only a basic command of English. He began writing in English in 1995. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and Best American Short Stories 1999, among other publications, and will appear in the forthcoming Best American Short Stories 2000. He continues to live in Chicago with his wife, Lisa Stodder, a Chicago native.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375727009
Author:
Hemon, Aleksandar
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Bosnia and hercegovina
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Subject:
Bosnian Americans.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS (10 HALFTONES)
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.01x5.20x.69 in. .59 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375727009 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Not just an extraordinary storyteller but an extraordinary writer: one who seems not simply gifted but necessary."
"Review" by , "A complex and delicately crafted collection, as unsettling as it is hopeful."
"Review" by , "The man is a maestro....As vivid a prose as you will find anywhere this year, and as heartbreaking."
"Synopsis" by , Aleksandar Hemon was born in Sarajevo in 1964. He moved to Chicago in 1992 with only a basic command of English. He began writing in English in 1995. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and Best American Short Stories 1999, among other publications, and will appear in the forthcoming Best American Short Stories 2000. He continues to live in Chicago with his wife, Lisa Stodder, a Chicago native.
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