The World and All That It Holds by  Aleksandar Hemon

The World and All That It Holds

Aleksandar Hemon

A globe-trotting, century-spanning novel in which Rafael Pinto is a spectator at almost every major conflict of the last 100 years. This is a complex mixture of fact and fiction - a novel about love, language and the importance of family.


His mouth was full of clay and his eyes and ears too. Behold the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb? Am I the lamb? He felt the weight of soil on his face and arms, and it was only because it took him a moment to realize he was not dead that he didn't make a sound or twitch when a boot stepped on his hip and then another one on his chest, and then both boots and their weight were gone. 

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