Aleksandar Hemon's electrifying new novel Love and Obstacles is an astonishing collection of stories from one of the most original writers at work in English today.

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.

You can find more information about this wonderful novel on its Picador page, or watch a haunting animation narrated by the author himself.