Love and Obstacles: Stories. Aleksandar Hemon
'A dream sequence of endlessly shifting memories of sex, disappointment, violence, migration and ambition in which identity - and the definition of a ... Show synopsis 'A dream sequence of endlessly shifting memories of sex, disappointment, violence, migration and ambition in which identity - and the definition of a story itself - is in a traumatised, exhilarating state of flux' "Metro" The explosive perils of adolescence, a Communist yet cosmopolitan country that falls apart, and the overwhelming vertigo of a new life abroad: this is life in which love is only one of many obstacles. Linked by a young man finding his awkward way in the world, and shadowed by a sixth sense for the absurdities of experience, these restlessly inventive stories are shot through with deadpan humour and heartbreaking truth, found in the most surprising of places. 'A dazzling collection of stories, further cementing Hemon's position among the finest fiction writers working in English' "GQ" 'Hemon's style, muscular, original, lyrical yet anchored, irons out the lazy creases in language' "The Times" '"Love and Obstacles" presents itself as a collection of short stories, but in reality is something far stranger and richer. Infinitely vibrant and alive' "Financial Times"