Set in the darkest heart of Africa, in deepest Slovenia, in the melting pot of Chicago and in Hemon's native Sarajevo, this brilliant collection of stories crackles with curiosity and irrepressible energy. Linked by a young narrator who, like the author, was raised in Yugoslavia and emigrated to the United States, the world the stories create is one of restlessness: of adolescent boys who can't quite be men, failed poets, `accomplished' alcoholics and striving families. Recalling the surreal and salient experiences of a ...

Love and Obstacles 2010, Riverhead Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781594484612

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Love and Obstacles 2009, Riverhead Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781594488641