The Question of Bruno

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Pan Macmillan, 2001 - Bosnia and Hercegovina - 232 pages
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‚e~You will go a long way to find anything better than this‚e(tm) Edward Docx ‚e~There is simply more history and more drama in Hemon‚e(tm)s stories than in a shelf and a half of the usual dayglo Anglo-American entertainment‚e(tm) 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. ‚e~Amazing. The personal fall-out of political failure has never been so searing‚e(tm) Time Out ‚e~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‚e(tm) Observer ‚e~A storyteller, funny and sad in equal measure, and always entertaining‚e(tm) 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 left his native Bosnia just before the outbreak of the civil war, settled in Chicago, and soon after began rigorously studying English. Unsurprisingly, his debut has been compared to the fiction ... Read full review

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I'm intrigued to find out more about a war, which I know very little about. People enjoyed reading this book due to the historical breadth coupled with the intwined drama. How could you resist such a great combination? The book covers many of the classic themes of literature and art; war, love, life, loss, family, etc. 

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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 ‚e~genius grant‚e(tm) from the MacArthur foundation in 2004.

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