Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon

"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 5150th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 144

Since this book was first published in 2002, there is a penalty of 44.8%. The age adjusted score is 79.49.

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