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'A dazzling collection of stories ...further cementing his position among the finest fiction writers working in English.' -- GQ
'A staggering achievement...It's bleak in content, yes, but beautifully written.' -- The List
'Blackly comic, unnerving tales... remarkable prose...[a] fine exploration of what it means to be a storyteller.' -- Daily Telegraph
'New generation of American writers...is bringing about a paradigm shift in Anglo-American writing. Hemon is the brightest star.'
-- The Times
'Unlike most contemporary short stories...Hemon's work has an elusive, anecdotal tone which seems infinitely more vibrant and alive.' -- Financial Times
'A dazzling collection of stories ...further cementing his position among the finest fiction writers working in English.'See all Product Description
This book is suposed to be a coming of age tale but to be honest it did not resonate with me and seemed very contrived at times. Read morePublished on 20 May 2012 by Andrew Foulds
This book, more than any other story other than "for those I loved" reminded me of a song by Leonard Cohen, "the Partisan". Read morePublished on 17 May 2012 by Mark Grindell
I really like the idea of this book, several story lines set along a common theme. Unfortunately I never really got in to it, (in fact, the book even went back on the shelf for a... Read morePublished on 19 Mar. 2011 by Kevin
Fresh, original and funny, these short stories are intriguing and engrossing, centred on the experience of exile from a Bosnian homeland torn apart. Read morePublished on 17 Sept. 2010 by Kentish Sir Byng
Alexander Hemon then - He presents us with 8 interwoven storylines that, even though for this Bosnian novelist his mastery of the English language is something slightly recent for... Read morePublished on 5 Mar. 2010 by Brady Orme
I requested this, and another Aleksandar Hemon book from vine on the basis of the intriguing blurbs, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed with either. Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2009 by Eugene Lafcadio
A few of the short stories in this collection are very good, but others are rather slight and fail to hold the attention. Read morePublished on 24 Nov. 2009 by AlanMusicMan
I completely understand why those giving this book 5 stars did so.
It's worth you reading their reviews, to see if they resonate for you. Read more
This is a brilliantly written book and the descriptive language and energy in it was superb. However, I felt that the short stories were more like taster chapters of a novel,... Read morePublished on 25 Sept. 2009 by A. Taylor