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  • Best European Fiction 2010

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564785435
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: December 2009
    This volume collects stories from thirty countries across Europe, debuting fiction by well-established writers such as Alasdair Gray, George Konrad, Julian Rios, and Victor Pelevin alongside stories by a new generation of European authors, many of whom have nebver before been translated into Egnlish. Here are Irish plot twists and Albanian childhood, Russian science-fiction and Italian soccer players, Latvian road trips and Austrian dreams. Thirty-five selections, cover to cover. Authors' Biographies & Personal Statements; Translator Biographies; Online Resources. 421p.
  • Best European Fiction 2011

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564786005
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: November 2010
    The second year of the celebrated Best European Fiction series offers an even widier array of stories, including forty authors from countries as dfiverse as Belarus, Cyprus, Moldova, and Turkey. With well-known figures such as Milary Mantel (England) and Ingo Schulze (Germany) alongside authors - ranging from the familiar to the obscure - appearing in English for the first time. Author Biographies; Translator Biographies. 511p.
  • Best European Fiction 2012

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564786807
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: November 2011
    For this third installment in the annual anthology, editor Aleksandar Hemon has organized its thirty-four stories not by country, but by theme (love, desire, family, thought, art, home, work, evil). In his introduction, Hemon informs readers that the intention is to place the stories β€œin the situation of dialogue and to show what we have always known: the infinite variation of human experience, which can never be spent or diminished to a tweet, is the true and only domain of literature. What you can find in this book is not only great, relevant fiction, but also – and perhaps, most importantly – a sense of kinship in the belief that human lives, thoughts, and feelings always matter.” Index by Author, Index by Country, Author Biographies, Translator Biographies. 459p.
  • Best European Fiction 2013

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564787927
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: November 2012
    A latest annual anthology of top-selected short fiction pieces from Europe includes a preface by John Bannville and adds A. S. Byatt to the list of contributing writers. Edited by the National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated author of The Lazarus Project. Original. 13,000 first printing.
  • Love and Obstacles

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594484612
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: May 2010
    The eight stories in this collection are united by their narrator, a young man coming of age in communist-but-cosmopolitan Sarajevo, who leaves for the United States just as his city is torn asunder. In Aleksandar Hemon's hands, seemingly mundane childhood experiences become dramatic adventures while unique and wrenching circumstances become common ground involving all. As the stories grow together, the book shows itself to be as cohesive and impressive as any novel.Writing that proves a marvelous paradigm shift in the life and times of the 'nowhere man'. 210p.
  • Love and Obstacles: Stories

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594488641
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: 2009
    The author's novel, The Lazarus Project, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, and a previous short story collection, Nowhere Man, was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. In this new book of linked stories the connection is: the narrator, a young man who - like the author himself - was raised in Yugoslavia and immigrated to the United States. The stories in Love and Obstacles are about that coming of age and the complications - the obstacles - of growing up in a communist but cosmopolitan country, and the disintegration of that country & the consequent uprooting & move to America in younger adulthood. Each story is punctuated with solid humor and a true fabulist's vision.
  • Nowhere Man

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375727023
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2004
    National Book Critics Circle Award For Fiction Finalist. A native of Sarajevo, where he spends his adolrescence trying to become Bosnia's answer to John Lennon, Jozef Pronek comes to the United States in 1992 - just in time to watch war break out in his country, but not too early to be a genuine refugee. He proves to be - not just to himself, but to the revolving series of shadowy but insightful narrators who chart his progress from Sarajevo to Chicago, from a hilarios encounter with the first President Bush to a somewhat more grave one with a heavily armed Serb whom he has been hired to serve with court papers. Moving, disquieting, & exhilarating in its virtuosity. A kaleidoscopic portrait. 242p.
  • The Book of My Lives

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250043542
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: January 2014
    With new material for the paperback edition.
  • The Book of My Lives

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374115739
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: March 2013
    Essays pay tribute to the two different cities of the author's youth--Sarajevo, until the city came under siege, and then Chicago, where he and his family started a new life, leaving behind everything they had ever known.
  • The Lazarus Project

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594489884
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: 2008
    On March 2, 1908, ninenteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. When Shippy released a statement casting Averbuch as a would-be anarchist assassin and agent of foreign political operatives, he all but set off a city and a country already simmering with ethnic and political tensions. Over a hundred years later, a young writer in Chicago becomes obsessed with Lazarus's story, their stories fusing into one. Illus., b&w photographs. 294p.
  • The Lazarus Project: A Novel

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594483752
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: 2009
    National Book Award Finalist. On March 2, 1908 nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant was shot to death on the doorstep of the Chicago chief of police and cast as a would-be anarchist assassin. A century later, a young Eastern European writer in Chicago named Brik becomes obsessed with Lazarus's story. Brik enlists his friend Rora - a war photographer from Sarajevo - to join him in retracing Averbuch's path. At this point, the stories of Averbuch and Brik become inextricably intertwined, creating a truly original, provocative, and entertaining novel. 304p.
  • The Making of Zombie Wars

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $12.95 - $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374203412
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: May 2015
    "A novel about an aspiring screenplay writer--full of script ideas but unable to follow through on any of them--who becomes entangled with a Bosnian woman and her violently jealous husband"--
  • The Question of Bruno

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110713512
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese Doubleday
    • Published: 2000
    (2000). 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. Negligible stain at top edge of text block. A little rubbing and minor edgewear to d.j. VG/VG.
  • The Question of Bruno: Stories

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375727009
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: July 2001
    Eight stories make up this stylistically adventurous, brilliantly funny tour de force collection of short stories: 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 downtown Chicago, adjusts to the absurdities of his life; love letters from war-torn Sarajevo explain the art of getting from point A to point B without being shot; a young boy reimagines his father's life as a spy; and the Hemons, inspired by the success of the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, father for a one-time-only Hemoniad family reunion. Heartrending stories bearing the unmistakable mark of an original vision.

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