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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: $25.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789111404846
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: 2010
    (2010). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Hemon. Some fading to front cover and a little wear to upper fore-corner. VG. in wrappers.
  • Best European Fiction 2013

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $6.95
    • 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: $15.00
    • 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.
  • 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: $12.00
    • 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: 9789110547056
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: 2008
    8vo. 1st American edition. SIGNED by Hemon. Light fading to edges of panels. Clean, tight copy. NF/NF.
  • 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 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: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110811386
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
    • Published: 2000
    (2000). 8vo. 1st edition of author's 1st book. SIGNED by Hemon. Light bumping to extremities with faint scratching to front board. Minor edgewear to d.j. extremities with faint soiling to panels and tiny sticker ghosts to spine and front panel. VG/VG.
  • 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

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385499231
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
    • 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: $15.00
    • 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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