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Mama Leone

Author: Miljenko Jergović; David Williams
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Archipelago Books ; [Minneapolis, MN] : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Archipelago Books edView all editions and formats
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""Jergovic is an enormously talented storyteller." -Aleksandar Hemon. A masterful collection of stories that draws the reader into a boy's episodic, profoundly personal recounting of his war-torn homeland and childhood. Dazzling, rhapsodic, and above all compassionate, these linked stories, deeply rooted in place and history, break down stereotypes and humanize a complex cultural conflict.Miljenko Jergovic, born in
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miljenko Jergović; David Williams
ISBN: 9781935744320 1935744321
OCLC Number: 756580480
Language Note: Translated from the Croatian.
Notes: "First published as Mama Leone by Zoro Sarajevo in 1999" -- T.p. verso.
Description: 351 p. ; 19 cm.
Other Titles: Mama Leone.
Responsibility: Miljenko Jergovic ; translated from the Croatian by David Williams.

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""Jergovic is an enormously talented storyteller." -Aleksandar Hemon. A masterful collection of stories that draws the reader into a boy's episodic, profoundly personal recounting of his war-torn homeland and childhood. Dazzling, rhapsodic, and above all compassionate, these linked stories, deeply rooted in place and history, break down stereotypes and humanize a complex cultural conflict.Miljenko Jergovic, born in 1966, is a poet, novelist, and journalist. He was awarded the Ivan Goran Kovacic Award and the Mak Dizdar Award for Warsaw Observatory and the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize for Sarajevo Marlboro (Archipelago Books, 2003), now in its third printing. "--

"A masterful novel that draws the reader into a boy's episodic, profoundly personal recounting of his war-torn homeland and childhood. Dazzling, rhapsodic, and above all humane, these linked stories, deeply rooted in place and history, break down stereotypes and humanize a complex cultural conflict"--

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