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The Book of My Lives
by Aleksandar Hemon


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A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
Aleksandar Hemon's lives begin in Sarajevo, where boyhood is consumed by street soccer and sibling rivalry, and a young man's life is about American music, bad poetry, and slightly better journalism.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
Aleksandar Hemon's lives begin in Sarajevo, where boyhood is consumed by street soccer and sibling rivalry, and a young man's life is about American music, bad poetry, and slightly better journalism. At the age of twenty-seven, Hemon journeyed to Chicago a trip that would mark the beginning of another life, this time in the United States. There, he watched from afar as war broke out in Bosnia, his parents and sister fleeing, and Hemon himself unable to return.
Yet this, his first book of nonfiction, is much more than a memoir of these experiences. At once a love song to two cities and a paean to the bonds of family, "The Book of My Lives" is a singular work of passion, built on fierce intelligence, unspeakable tragedies, and sharp insight. Like the best narratives, it is a book that will leave you a different reader when you finish and a different person, with a new way of looking at the world."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250043542
  • ISBN-10: 1250043549
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 242
  • Dimensions: 8.21 x 5.84 x 0.67 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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