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."
"A mesmerizing tale of survival and healing."
"An engaging memoir of war trauma and the redemption to be found in confronting it."
"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 storyshow more