Basements and Other Museums
"With the precision of a surgeon and a poet's reverberant intelligence, Vedran Husić gives us stories of children growing up in war-ravaged Bosnia, a world of vanishing fathers, games invented around an alley sniper's bullets and the bittersweet aspirations of adolescent Bosnian immigrants and refugees in America. In taut yet voluptuous prose, with philosophic ferocity, "Basements and Other Museums" marks the debut of a crucial new voice in contemporary fiction." — Melissa Pritchard
Vedran Husić earned his MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University in 2013. He was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and raised in Germany and the United States. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Praise for this book
In an age of conformity, this is a writer who boldly stands apart. Language is unfixed. Time is stretched like taffy. The sniper's finger drifts to the trigger as the tale is told. When history, society, and culture conspire toward collapse, all we have left is language — Vedran Husic knows this. He is the natural heir to Bruno Schulz, Danilo Kiš, Gombrovicz: stylists and story-tellers battered by war.Matthew Neill Null