The Question of Bruno

Version: Unabridged
Author: Aleksandar Hemon
Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki , Gabrielle De Cuir
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2014
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

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 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.

“Entertaining stories about Sarajevo? Weirdly droll and heartbreaking, this debut volume deftly anatomizes a world gone wrong.”—Newsweek

Author Details

Author Details

Hemon, Aleksandar

Aleksandar Hemon is the author of "The Lazarus Project, "which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and three books of short stories: "The Question of Bruno"; "Nowhere Man", which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and "Love and Obstacles". He was the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship and a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. He lives in Chicago.