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Nowhere Man By Aleksandar Hemon

Nowhere Man
by Aleksandar Hemon

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Nowhere Man Summary


Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon

The mind- and language-bending adventures of Hemon's endearing protagonist Jozef Pronek This is what we know about Jozef Pronek from reading of his exploits in The Question of Bruno. He is a young man from Sarajevo who arrived in the US in 1992, just in time to watch war break out back home on TV. Stranded in Chicago, he proved himself a charming and perceptive observer of - and participant in - American life. With Nowhere Man, Pronek, accidental urban nomad, gets his own book. From the grand causes of Jozef's adolescence - principally, fighting to change the face of rock and roll and struggling to lose his virginity - up through a fleeting encounter with George Bush (the first) in Kiev, to enrolment in a Chicago English-language class and the glorious adventures of minimum-wage living, Pronek's experiences are at once touchingly familiar and bracingly out-of-the-ordinary.But the story of his life is not so simple as a series of global adventures. Pronek is continually haunted by an unseen observer, his movements chronicled by narrators with dubious motives-all of which culminates in a final episode that upends many of our assumptions about Pronek's identity, while illustrating precisely what it means to be a Nowhere Man.'An entire book about Jozef Pronek, the Bosnian refugee par excellence . . . Hemon's observations are rarely off-target, and language remains his dearest friend . . . The bottom line is that Hemon can't write a boring sentence, and the English language is the richer for it . . . 'Nowhere Man' succeeds more often than it fails and will very likely serve as a springboard for even greater feats of the imagination from Aleksandar Hemon' New York Times

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Nowhere Man Reviews


'An entire book about Jozef Pronek, the Bosnian refugee par excellence... Hemon's observations are rarely off-target, and language remains his dearest friend... The bottom line is that Hemon can't write a boring sentence, and the English language is the richer for it... 'Nowhere Man' succeeds more often than it fails and will very likely serve as a springboard for even greater feats of the imagination from Aleksandar Hemon' New York Times

About Aleksandar Hemon


Aleksandar Hemon was born in Sarajevo and lives in Chicago. He is the author of The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, Love and Obstacles, and The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work also appears regularly in the New Yorker and Granta, among other publications.

Additional information

GOR001645292
Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon
Aleksandar Hemon
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2003-06-20
256
0330393499
9780330393492
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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