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Shopping for a Better Country, by Josip Novakovich

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Shopping for a Better Country, by Josip Novakovich

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Shopping for a Better Country is a collection of narrative essays on family, history, and travel from Croatian-American Josip Novakovich, a Whiting Writers’ Award winner and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Having left his homeland of Yugoslavia, leaving behind kin and community, the author here captures significant portraits of what is lost, what is remembered, and what remains. Within those moments of fresh clarity of the past are the instances of repeated culture shock that never seem to lose their harsh edges.

Praise

“Novakovich’s language is always supple. Strange, lyrical beauty abounds here.” —The New York Times Book Review

“[Its] remarkable density is perhaps partly explained by Novakovich’s circumspection in approaching the novel form.” —The Guardian

“Insights here take into pointed regard the changes cultures of many European and U.S. cultures. The humor, anger, nostalgia, and wisdom of this first collection by Novakovich mark a splendid entry into U.S. multicultural literature. A necessary book for the shelves of every informed reader.”  —Colorado Review

ABOUT JOSPI NOVAKOVICH

Josip Novakovich teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal. He is a citizen of Yugoslavia, Croatia, the United States, and is working at becoming a citizen of Canada.