My heart : a novel / Semezdin Mehmedinovic ; translated from the Bosnian by Celia Hawkesworth ; introduction by Aleksandar Hemon
Book | Catapult | 2021
4 holds on first copy returned of 8 copies

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ix, 225 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"When a writer suffers a heart attack at the age of fifty, he must confront his mortality in a country that is not his native home. Confined to a hospital bed and overcome by a sense of powerlessness, he reflects on the fragility of life and finds extraordinary meaning in the quotidian. In this affecting autobiographical novel, Semezdin Mehmedinovic explores the love he and his family have for one another, strengthened by trauma; their harrowing experience of the Bosnian war, which led them to flee for the United States as refugees; eerie premonitions of Donald Trump's presidency; the life and work of a writer; and the nature of memory and grief."--Publisher.
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