Two Books In One In A Flip Dos Dos Format The Story Of Aleksandar Hemon S Parents Immigration From Sarajevo To Canada And A Book Of Short Memories Of The Author S Family, Friends, And Childhood In SarajevoIn My Parents, Aleksandar Hemon Tells The Story Of His Parents Immigration To Canada Of The Lives That Were Upended By The War In Bosnia And Siege Of Sarajevo And The New Lives His Parents Were Forced To Build As Ever With His Work, He Portrays Both The Perfect, Intimate Details His Mother S Lonely Upbringing, His Father S Fanatical Beekeeping And A Sweeping, Heartbreaking History Of His Native Country It Is A Story Full Of Many Hemons, Of Course His Parents, Sister, Uncles, Cousins And Also Of German Occupying Forces, Yugoslav Partisans, Royalist Serb Collaborators, Singing Ukrainians, And A Few Befuddled Canadians My Parents Is Hemon At His Very Best, Grounded In Stories Lovingly Polished By Retelling, But Making Them Exhilarating And Fresh In Writing, Summoning Unexpected Laughs In The Midst Of The Heartbreaking Narratives This Does Not Belong To You, Meanwhile, Is The Exhilarating, Freewheeling, Unabashedly Personal Companion To My Parents A Perfect Dose Of Hemon At His Most Dazzling And Untempered In A Series Of Beautifully Distilled Memories And Observations And Explosive, Hilarious, Poignant Miniatures Presented Dos Dos With My Parents, It Complements And Completes A Major Work From A Major Writer.In The Words Of Colum McCann, Aleksandar Hemon Is, Quite Frankly, The Greatest Writer Of Our Generation Hemon Has Never Been Better Than Here In These Pages And The Moment Has Never Been Ready For His Voice, Nor Has The World Ever Been In Need Of It.
Hemon graduated from the University of Sarajevo with a degree in literature in 1990 He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1992 and found that he was unable to write in Bosnian and spoke little English In 1995, he started writing works in English and managed to showcase his work in prestigious magazines such as the New Yorker and Esquire He is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist f
- 368 pages
- My Parents
- Aleksandar Hemon
- 16 April 2018 Aleksandar Hemon