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The Resource Love and obstacles : stories, Aleksandar Hemon

Love and obstacles : stories, Aleksandar Hemon

Label
Love and obstacles : stories
Title
Love and obstacles
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Aleksandar Hemon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The linked stories of "Love and Obstacles" center around a young man from Yugosalvia who immigrates to America. In dazzling prose, Hemon (himself an immigrant from Yugoslavia) portrays the complications, "the obstacles," of growing up in a Communist but cosmopolitan country, and the disintegration of that country and the consequent uprooting and move to America in young adulthood
Summary
Set in the darkest heart of Africa, in the backwaters of Slovenia, in the melting pot of Chicago, this collection of stories is coloured throughout by the 1992 Bosnian war. All but one of them features Bogdan, first met as a surly teenager during his diplomat father's assignment in Zaire, where he's happily corrupted by a degenerate American espionage agent. In each successive story, Bogdan recalls the surreal and salient experiences of his life: his youth with his ironically depicted family; his early determination to be a poet, and his accidental sojourn in America. As ever, Hemon confronts pain and anonymity without blanching but also finds delicious absurdity in experience.
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2009
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304593
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Hemon, Aleksandar
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG1562.18.E47
LC item number
L68 2009
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Short stories, American
  • American fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Love and obstacles : stories, Aleksandar Hemon
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Stairway to heaven
  • Everything
  • The conductor
  • Good living
  • Szmura's room
  • The bees, part 1
  • American commando
  • The noble truths of suffering
Control code
ocn262428482
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
209 p.
Isbn
9781594488641
Lccn
2008050340
System control number
(OCoLC)262428482
Label
Love and obstacles : stories, Aleksandar Hemon
Publication
Contents
  • Stairway to heaven
  • Everything
  • The conductor
  • Good living
  • Szmura's room
  • The bees, part 1
  • American commando
  • The noble truths of suffering
Control code
ocn262428482
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
209 p.
Isbn
9781594488641
Lccn
2008050340
System control number
(OCoLC)262428482

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