Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon is a Bosnian-American fiction writer, essayist, and critic. He is known for his works such as 'The Lazarus Project' and 'Nowhere Man'. Hemon's writing often explores themes of displacement, identity, and the immigrant experience.

Books

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  1. 1. Nowhere Man

    "Nowhere Man" is a unique narrative that explores the life of a Bosnian immigrant who is trapped in Chicago during the outbreak of the Bosnian war. The novel uses a non-linear narrative structure and multiple perspectives to tell the story of the protagonist's life, from his childhood in Sarajevo, to his struggles and experiences in America. The book is a poignant examination of identity, displacement, and the immigrant experience.

    The 7173rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Lazarus Project

    The novel follows two intertwined narratives. In the first, set in 1908, a Jewish immigrant is wrongfully accused of anarchism and murdered by the Chicago Chief of Police. In the second, set in modern times, a writer from Eastern Europe is investigating the century-old murder, leading him on a journey across Eastern Europe and eventually back to the United States. The narratives explore themes of love, immigration, and the pursuit of the American dream.

    The 7965th Greatest Book of All Time