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How the soldier repairs the gramophone

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"A brilliant debut novel" about a young Bosnian War refugee who finds the secret to survival in language and stories (The Los Angeles Times). For Aleksandar Krsmanovic, Grandpa Slavko's stories endow life in Višegrad with a kaleidoscopic brilliance. Neighbors, friends, and family past and present take on a mythic quality; the River Drina courses through town like the pulse of life itself. So when his grandfather dies suddenly, Aleksandar promises to carry on the tradition. But then soldiers invade Višegrad—a town previously unconscious of racial and religious divides—and it's no longer important that Aleksandar is the best magician in the nonaligned states; suddenly it is important to have the right last name and to convince the soldiers that Asija, the Muslim girl who turns up in his apartment building, is his sister. Alive with the magic of childhood, the surreality of war and exile, and the power of language, every page of this glittering novel thrums with the joy of storytelling. "Wildly inventive." —The San Francisco Chronicle "Poignant and hauntingly beautiful." —The Village Voice "A funny, heartbreaking, beautifully written novel." —The Seattle Times

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"A brilliant debut novel" about a young Bosnian War refugee who finds the secret to survival in language and stories (The Los Angeles Times).

For Aleksandar Krsmanovic, Grandpa Slavko's stories endow life in Višegrad with a kaleidoscopic brilliance. Neighbors, friends, and family past and present take on a mythic quality; the River Drina courses through town like the pulse of life itself. So when his grandfather dies suddenly, Aleksandar promises to carry on the tradition. But then soldiers invade Višegrad—a town previously unconscious of racial and religious divides—and it's no longer important that Aleksandar is the best magician in the nonaligned states; suddenly it is important to have the right last name and to convince the soldiers that Asija, the Muslim girl who turns up in his apartment building, is his sister.

Alive with the magic of childhood, the surreality of war and exile, and the power of language, every page of this glittering novel thrums with the joy of storytelling.

"Wildly inventive." —The San Francisco Chronicle

"Poignant and hauntingly beautiful." —The Village Voice

"A funny, heartbreaking, beautifully written novel." —The Seattle Times

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subject_facetBosnia and Herzegovina -- Fiction
Children and war -- Fiction
Electronic books
Germany -- Fiction
Grandfathers -- Fiction
Magicians -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
title_displayHow the soldier repairs the gramophone
title_fullHow the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone
How the soldier repairs the gramophone / Saša Stanišić ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
How the soldier repairs the gramophone [electronic resource] Stanišić, Saša, 1978-
title_shortHow the soldier repairs the gramophone
topic_facetChildren and war
Electronic books
Fiction
Grandfathers
Humor (Fiction)
Literature
Magicians