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Read an exclusive essay from Aleksandar Hemon: The Question of Influences

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

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

Review:

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

Review:

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

Synopsis:

Set in Chicago and Sarajevo, a series of interconnected short stories and a novella explores the trauma of war and reveals the struggle of an exile to build a new life in a new land, in a collection that includes "Blind Jozef Pronek and Dead Souls" and "The Sorge Spy Ring." A first collection. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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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.

Table of Contents

Islands — The life and work of Alphonse Kauders — The Sorge spy ring — The accordion — Exchange of pleasant words — A coin — Blind Josef Pronek & dead souls — Imitation of life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400032846
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Fiction
Author:
Hemon, Aleksandar
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Subject:
Fiction-Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Bosnian Americans.
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Bosnia and hercegovina
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010710
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240

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Product details 240 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9781400032846 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 , Set in Chicago and Sarajevo, a series of interconnected short stories and a novella explores the trauma of war and reveals the struggle of an exile to build a new life in a new land, in a collection that includes "Blind Jozef Pronek and Dead Souls" and "The Sorge Spy Ring." A first collection. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
"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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