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The Question of Bruno

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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 Sunday

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 14mm | 198g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • map
  • 0330393480
  • 9780330393485
  • 176,946

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`Amazing. The personal fall-out of political failure has never been so searing' Time Out `A storyteller, funny and sad in equal measure, and always entertaining' Scotland on Sunday `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 `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 `You will go a long way to find anything better than this' Edward Docx
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About Aleksandar Hemon

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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1,237 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 31% (383)
4 43% (534)
3 20% (244)
2 5% (64)
1 1% (12)
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