The Question of Bruno

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Pan Macmillan, 2001 - Bosnia and Hercegovina - 232 pages
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'You will go a long way to find anything better than this' Edward Docx 'There is simply more history and more drama in Hemon's stories than in a shelf and a half of the usual dayglo Anglo-American entertainment' Guardian The Question of Bruno is an elegy for the vanished Yugoslavia and a journey through the intertwined history of a family and a nation, written in prose of unparalleled daring, invention and wit. 'Amazing. The personal fall-out of political failure has never been so searing' Time Out 'Like Nabokov, Hemon writes with the startling peeled vision of the outsider, weighing words as if for the first time; he shares with Kundera an ability to find grace and humour in the bleakest of circumstances' Observer 'A storyteller, funny and sad in equal measure, and always entertaining' Scotland on SundayThe Question of Bruno is an elegy for the vanished Yugoslavia and a journey through the intertwined history of a family and a nation, written in prose of unparalleled daring, invention and wit.

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Hemon is a stunningly good fiction writer. - Goodreads
Hated the writing style, did not capture my interest. - Goodreads
I love his writing and the stories are beautiful. - Goodreads
Lucky for him -- and us -- he's a fantastic writer. - Goodreads
... it completely changed the way i approach writing. - Goodreads
I like Hemon's writing. - Goodreads

Review: The Question of Bruno: Stories

User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

After the lunch, everyone became drowsy, descending from the mountains of meat to the lowlands of sleep. Snippets of conversation died off within instants, for no one's blood was capable of reaching ... Read full review

Review: The Question of Bruno: Stories

User Review  - Celeste Fairchild - Goodreads

I loved this, but didn't slobber all over it as I'd expected to, based on his later work (which I've found mostly in The New Yorker). I don't know if this is because it's his early work (he'd just learned English, for Pete's sake)... Guess I have more reading to do! Read full review

About the author (2001)

Born in Sarajevo, Aleksandar Hemon wrote his first story in English in 1995. He is also the author of Nowhere Man, The Lazarus Project (a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award), and a forthcoming collection of stories, Love and Obstacles. He lives in Chicago.Aleksandar Hemon is the author of the prize-winning The Lazarus Project, as well as Nowhere Man and The Question of Bruno, and most recently The Book of My Lives. Born in Sarajevo, Hemon has lived in Chicago since 1992, and wrote his first story in English in 1995. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a 'genius grant' from the MacArthur foundation in 2004.

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