Heritage of SmokeBook - 2017
"Heritage of Smoke" explores the themes of war and exile, of religiosity and existentialism. Masterpieces such "When the Saints Come", "White Mustache", and "Acorns", unflinching in their humanity and realism, take us into the recent Balkan wars and their aftermath. In between, dry humor and world-weary wisdom infuse such exile preoccupations as soccer, terrorism, and cigarettes. Taken together, this latest collection comprises a bravely intelligent mosaic of what it means to be torn from one's country and to reinvent oneself.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
Characteristics: 224 pages ; 22 cm