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  • 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: $15.95
    • 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.
  • Garden, Ashes

    By Danilo Kis

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564783264
    • Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS
    • Published: October 2003
    (Eastern European Literature Series). First published in translation in 1975. The unforgettable account of Andi Scham's childhood during WWII, as his Jewish family traverses Eastern Europe to escape persecution. 170p. Pap.
  • Love and Obstacles

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $7.50
    • 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

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499764666
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: 2009
    (Riverhead Books). (New York). (2009). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. NF/NF.
  • The Book of My Lives

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • 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 Duel

    By Anton Chekhov

    Our Price: $4.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812970081
    • Publisher: Modern Library
    • Published: October 2003
    Casanova, the Prince of Italian adventurers, is remembered as a libertine and rogue. Few know the true story of his remarkable life - and of the duel he once fought with a Polish Count.On the run from the Venetian authorities, Casanova was forced to become an exile. Far from destitute, however, his reputation afforded him shelter throughout Europe, and gained him admission into society's highest circles. Yet there, he soon found himself implicated, insulted, and forced to enter into a duel over a ballerina - a lady in whom neither he nor his Polish rival had the slightest interest. Describing the dramatic encounter and its surprising outcome with sardonic and even blase humour, Casanova creates a work of thrilling adventure, and proves his literary prowess.
  • 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

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111983266
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: 2008
    8vo. 1st American edition. SIGNED. One short closed tear to top edge of front panel of d.j. Bright copy. NF/VG.
  • 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
  • The Making of Zombie Wars: A Novel

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250094629
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: May 2016
    "The seriously, seriously funny roller-coaster ride of sex and violence that Aleksandar Hemon has long promised Script idea #142: Aliens undercover as cabbies abduct the fiance;e of the main character, who has to find a way to a remote planet to save her. Title: Love Trek. Script idea #185: Teenager discovers his girlfriend's beloved grandfather was a guard in a Nazi death camp. The boy's grandparents are survivors, but he's tantalizingly close to achieving deflowerment, so when a Nazi hunter arrives in town in pursuit of Grandpa, he has to distract him long enough to get laid. A riotous Holocaust comedy. Title: The Righteous Love. Script idea #196: Rock star high out of his mind freaks out during a show, runs offstage, and is lost in streets crowded with his hallucinations. The teenage fan who finds him keeps the rock star for himself for the night. Mishaps and adventures follow. This one could be a musical: Singin' in the Brain. Josh Levin is an aspiring screenwriter teaching ESL classes in Chicago. His laptop is full of ideas, but the only one to really take root is Zombie Wars. When Josh comes home to discover his landlord, an unhinged army vet, rifling through his dirty laundry, he decides to move in with his girlfriend, Kimmy. It's domestic bliss for a moment, but Josh becomes entangled with a student, a Bosnian woman named Ana, whose husband is jealous and violent. Disaster ensues, and as Josh's choices move from silly to profoundly absurd, The Making of Zombie Wars takes on real consequence"--
  • The Question of Bruno

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385499231
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
    • Published: May 2000
    A novella and stories set in Chicago and Sarajevo that are linked by characters, locations, and interwoven substories about the traumas of war and making a new life in a new land. By the Sarajevo-born American writer. 230p.
  • The Question of Bruno: Stories

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $8.00
    • 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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