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Author Prcic, Ismet.

Title Shards
Published [Place of publication not identified] : GROVE ATLANTIC INC, 2011


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Description 400 pages ; 2.92 x 13.97 cm
Summary Ismet Prcic's brilliant and provocative debut novel, Shards, is about a young man, also named Ismet Prcic, who has fled war-torn Bosnia and is now struggling to reconcile his past with his present life in California. He is advised that in order to move forward, he should "write everything," and the result is a great rattlebag of memories, confessions, and fictions: sweetly humorous recollections of Ismet''s childhood in Tuzla appear alongside anguished letters to his mother about the challenges of life in this new world, both of which are complicated by stories from the point of view of another young man--real or imagined--named Mustafa, who stayed back in Bosnia to fight. This is a thrilling read, remarkable for the propulsive energy of Prcic''s voice, and the fresh eye with which he recounts Ismet''s--and Mustafa's--experiences. Shards opens with Ismet's arrival in America, aboard a KLM flight loaded with passengers--refugees--who rely on him to translate announcements from the fligh
Genre/Form Reading nook.
ISBN 9780802170811 paperback
0802170811 paperback