ALEKSANDAR HEMON, LOVE AND OBSTACLES

Writing about war zones and immigrants with astonishing facility, the Bosnian-born Aleksandar Hemon has garnered comparisons to fellow ESL novelists Nabokov and Conrad.

Loveandobstacles

__Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon

[Riverhead, $26]__

Writing about war zones and immigrants with astonishing facility, the Bosnian-born Aleksandar Hemon has garnered comparisons to fellow ESL novelists Nabokov and Conrad. His latest book brings together eight bleakly funny stories linked by their protagonist, a young writer who flees from a splintering nineties Sarajevo. Erica Cerulo

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