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    DescriptionA young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet Eastern European town of Brcko. Then, in the spring of 1992, war broke out and his friends, neighbors and teammates all turned on him. Pero - Kenan's beloved karate coach - showed up at his door with an AK-47 - screaming: "You have one hour to leave or be killed!" Kenan's only crime: he was Muslim. This poignant, searing memoir chronicles Kenan's miraculous escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign that swept the former Yugoslavia. After two decades in the United States, Kenan honors his father's wish to visit their homeland, making a list of what he wants to do there. Kenan decides to confront the former next door neighbor who stole from his mother, see the concentration camp where his Dad and brother were imprisoned and stand on the grave of his first betrayer to make sure he's really dead. Back in the land of his birth, Kenan finds something more powerful--and shocking--than revenge.


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    Title
    The Bosnia List
    Subtitle
    A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenan Trebincevic, By (author) Susan Shapiro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143124573
    ISBN 10: 0143124579
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010010, HIS010000, HIS016000, HIS037070, BIO002000
    B&T Approval Code: A15205000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
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    DC21: 949.703092
    DC22: 949.703092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.7.4.0.0.0.0
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    LC classification: DR1313.8 .T74 2014
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, DNC, NHD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    25 February 2014
    Author Information
    Kenan Trebincevic immigrated to America in 1993 and became a citizen in 2001. His writing has appeared in the "New York Times Magazine" and Op-Ed page, the" Wall Street Journal, ""Salon," and "The Best American Travel Writing 2012" and on American Public Radio and NPR. Susan Shapiro teaches journalism at New York University and the New School. Her work has appeared in the "New York Times," the "Washington""Post," " Los Angeles Times," and the "Nation." She is the author of eight books, including the memoir "Five Men Who Broke My Heart," which is currently optioned for film.
    Review quote
    Praise for THE BOSNIA LIST "The great instruction of this important work is the author's moral transformation that helped him replace hate with grace, if not forgiveness." "--Publishers Weekly" "A mesmerizing tale of survival and healing." "--Booklist" "An engaging memoir of war trauma and the redemption to be found in confronting it." "--Kirkus" "A young New Yorker haunted by searing memories goes on a most unusual overseas vacation--not to sightsee or party but to confront the ordinary men and women who tore his family's lives apart. His journey takes us into a time of mesmerizing violence and betrayal when neighbors set upon each other as though it were the 1940s all over again--a world of twisted emotions and baffling brutality lying just below the surface of his contemporary Europe. THE BOSNIA LIST is powerful, the flashbacks riveting." --Tom Reiss, bestselling author of "The Black Count" and "The Orientalist" "With understated elegance and in highly personal pointillist dots, Kenan Trebincevic illuminates how the Bosnian tragedy blighted, and continues to blight, the lives of countless people both in his homeland and in its far-flung diaspora. This important and original work reminds us, in ways large and small, of the long half-life of an atrocity." --David Margolick, bestselling author of" Elizabeth and Hazel" and "Strange Fruit" "Kenan Trebincevic fights against the power of memory and his own rage in this remembrance of a time that seems like a medieval anachronism yet was barely a decade ago. This is a searing memoir of war and peace from a young man who sees through ancient rhetoric with stunning clarity, both in his home country and his adopted United States. Read this book for its impassioned honesty." --Tom Zoellner, bestselling author of "A Safeway in Arizona" "I'm so blown away by this beautiful book. For the first time, a young Bosnian tells a riveting coming-of-age story