Under Pressure

Book Title Under Pressure
Author Name Faruk Šehic
Publishing house Istros Books
Country – city UK
Date of issue 2019
Number of pages 166

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With this collection of brutal and heart-wrenching stories, the Bosnian writer Faruk Šehic secured his reputation as one of the greatest writers to emerge from the region. A war veteran and a poet, Sehic combines beauty and horror to seduce and surprise the reader; Šehic literally describes the war through the gun sight of an AK-47. His book is brutal, naturalistic, honest and uncompromising; his characters kill and get killed, they rob corpses and homes, they get drunk and get into fights, they parade in front of a mirror wearing a uniform ripped off a dead soldier.

There’s drugs and alcohol in abundance, and they are—paradoxically—reason’s last line of

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