The Question of Bruno (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
In this stylistically adventurous, brilliantly funny tour de force-the most highly acclaimed debut since Nathan Englander's-Aleksandar 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 sure-footed 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 international writer.
About the Author
Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The
Question of Bruno, which appeared on Best Books of 2000 lists
nationwide, won several literary awards, and was published in eighteen
countries, as well as of Nowhere Man
and The Lazarus Project, which was a
finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Born in Sarajevo, Hemon arrived in Chicago in 1992, began writing in English in
1995, and now his work appears regularly in the New Yorker, Esquire, Granta, Paris
Review, and Best American Short Stories.