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Nowhere Man - Aleksandar Hemon
Nowhere Man
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A native of Sarajevo, where he spends his adolescence trying to become Bosnia’s answer to John Lennon, Jozef Pronek comes to the United States in 1992—just in time to watch war break out in his country, but too early to be a genuine refugee. Indeed, Jozef’s typical answer to inquiries about his... show more
A native of Sarajevo, where he spends his adolescence trying to become Bosnia’s answer to John Lennon, Jozef Pronek comes to the United States in 1992—just in time to watch war break out in his country, but too early to be a genuine refugee. Indeed, Jozef’s typical answer to inquiries about his origins and ethnicity is, “I am complicated.” And so he proves to be—not just to himself, but to the revolving series of shadowy but insightful narrators who chart his progress from Sarajevo to Chicago; from a hilarious encounter with the first President Bush to a somewhat more grave one with a heavily armed Serb whom he has been hired to serve with court papers. Moving, disquieting, and exhilarating in its virtuosity, Nowhere Man is the kaleidoscopic portrait of a magnetic young man stranded in America by the war in Bosnia.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375727023 (0375727027)
ASIN: 375727027
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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tedweinstein
tedweinstein rated it
Slate best of decade
audreyhawkins
audreyhawkins rated it
This book, and the ending especially, needs to be discussed in a cafe with an espresso drink and possibly a baked good.
koralute
koralute rated it
This book was interesting because of its style. There are multiple narrators who share their observations and thoughts on Jozef. There's also not a plot in the traditional sense of the word; it's more of a character study.Everything comes to a head (if possible in a story without much of a plot) in ...
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