The Question of Bruno
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.
Baker & Taylor
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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