The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon (Picador, £14.99)
“I am a reasonably loyal citizen of a couple of countries,” Vladimir Brik tells us by way of introduction. “In America—that sombre land—I waste my vote, pay my taxes grudgingly, share my life with a native wife, and try hard not to wish painful death to the idiot president. But I also have a Bosnian passport I seldom use…”
Brik has been living in the US since war broke out in Bosnia in the early 1990s, and is now in a phase best described as “moral waddling”: thickening on cheeseburgers in suburban…
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