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How the soldier repairs the gramophone

Author: Saša Stanišić
Publisher: London : Phoenix, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aleksandar is Comrade-in-Chief of fishing, the best magician in the non-aligned States and painter of unfinished things. He knows the first chapter of Marx's Das Kapital by heart but spends most of his time playing football in the Bosnian town of Visegrad on the banks of the river Drina. When his grandfather, a master storyteller, dies of the fastest heart attack in the world while watching Carl Lewis's record,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saša Stanišić
ISBN: 9780753826256 0753826259
OCLC Number: 315077884
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008.
Awards: Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2009.
Description: 291 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert.
Responsibility: Saša Stanišić.

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A fresh, poignant and very funny novel about a young child caught up in the Bosnian conflict.  Read more...

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'Sasa Stanisic's inventive flourishes...inject the novel with a breezy bravado.' INDEPENDENT 'a sad and magical book' SCOTSMAN 'An enchanting tale that captures the impact of war on people's lives' Read more...

 
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