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Oct 01, 1995
| ISBN 9780140249231
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Oct 01, 1995 | ISBN 9780140249231
“A tragic portrait . . . presented with sympathy and frequently with humor . . . [of] a disparate people who were never united except by their resentment of a foreign conqueror.” – Atlantic MonthlyIn The Impossible Country, Brian Hall relates his encounters with Serbs, Croats, and Muslims— “real people, likeable people” who are now overcome with suspicion and anxiety about one another. Hall takes the standard explanations, the pundits’ predictions, and the evening news footage and inverts our perceptions of the country, its politics, its history, and its seemingly insoluble animosities.
Brian Hall is the author of the novels The Dreamers, The Saskiad, Fall of Frost, and I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, in addition to three works of nonfiction, including The Impossible Country: A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia and Madeleine’s World. His… More about Brian Hall
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