Love and Obstacles

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‘If there is a more inspired writer of fiction than Aleksandar Hemon currently at work in English, I haven’t read him. Startlingly fresh and original . . . Read and rejoice’ GQ

The explosive perils of adolescence, a country falling apart, the overwhelming vertigo of striking out abroad: this is life in which love is only one of many obstacles. From Sarajevo to the darkest heart of Africa, deepest Slovenia, and the melting pot of Chicago, this brilliant and restlessly inventive collection is shot through with humour and truth – found in the most surprising of places.

‘Eccentric, witty and alive with compassion’ Observer

‘Much of the wonder here is in his swaggeringly supple prose, which is by turns delectably lavish and blunt . . . Some of the richest delights in contemporary fiction, as well as some of the best jokes’ Guardian

‘Crackles with wit and dances with invention’ Independent

‘Infinitely vibrant and alive’ Financial Times

About Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon was born in Sarajevo and lives in Chicago. He is the author of The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, Love and Obstacles, and The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work also appears regularly in the New Yorker and Granta, among other publications.

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Books by Aleksandar Hemon

The Making of Zombie Wars
The Making of Zombie Wars
The Matters of Life, Death, and More
The Matters of Life, Death, and More
The Book of My Lives
The Book of My Lives
Nowhere Man
Nowhere Man
The Question of Bruno
The Question of Bruno
The Lazarus Project
The Lazarus Project