The Question of Bruno
The Question of Bruno
Aleksandar Hemon

Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

In this stylistically adventurous, brilliantly funny tour de force—the most highly acclaimed debut since Nathan Englander's—Aleksander Hemon writes of love and war, Sarajevo and America, with a skill and imagination that are breathtaking.

A love affair is experienced in the blink of an eye as the Archduke Ferdinand watches his wife succumb to an assassin's bullet. An exiled writer, working in a sandwich shop in Chicago, adjusts to the absurdities of his life. Love letters from war torn Sarajevo navigate the art of getting from point A to point B without being shot. With a surefooted sense of detail and life-saving humor, Aleksandar Hemon examines the overwhelming events of history and the effect they have on individual lives. These heartrending stories bear the unmistakable mark of an important new international writer.

Title The Question of Bruno
Subtitle Stories
Author Aleksandar Hemon
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 10 July 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 240 p.
ISBN-10 0375727000
ISBN-13 9780375727009
Publication Date 10 July 2001
Main content page count 240
Weight 16 oz.

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