‘His language sings . . . I should not be surprised if Hemon wins the Nobel Prize at some point’ – Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland
Through shifting narration and beautifully original prose, Nowhere Man sees Aleksandar Hemon return to the story of Jozef Pronek – through childhood, political upheaval and new life as an immigrant.
In Aleksandar Hemon’s electrifying first story collection, The Question of Bruno, Jozef Pronek left Sarajevo to visit Chicago in 1992, just in time to watch war break out at home on TV. Unable to return, he began to make his way in a foreign land and his adventures were unforgettable.
Now Pronek, the accidental nomad, gets his own book. Through a series of vignettes and across the great expanse of life, Nowhere Man startles us into yet more exhilarating ways of seeing the world anew.
‘Sheer exuberance, generosity and engagement with life’ – Sunday Times
His language sings . . . I should not be surprised if Hemon wins the Nobel Prize at some point
Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland
Hemon can’t write a boring sentence, and the English language is the richer for it
New York Times
Aleksandar Hemon has established himself as that rare thing, an essential writer. Another small act of defiance against this narrowing world