Nothing in the World

  • Title: Nothing in the World
  • Author: Roy Kesey
  • ISBN: 9780975522042
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nothing in the World In haunting evocative prose Roy Kesey captures the horrors of war the insanity of genocide as well as the fleeting joys of love Nothing in the World is a memorable debut Laila Lalami author of Ho
    In haunting, evocative prose, Roy Kesey captures the horrors of war, the insanity of genocide, as well as the fleeting joys of love Nothing in the World is a memorable debut Laila Lalami, author of Hope and Other Dangerous PursuitsNothing in the World is sparingly written, yet with great detail and emotion.

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    About Roy Kesey


    1. Author and translator Roy Kesey was born in northern California and currently lives in Maryland His latest book is the short story collection Any Deadly Thing Dzanc Books 2013 His other books include the novel Pacazo Dzanc Books 2011 Jonathan Cape 2012 , the short story collection All Over Dzanc Books 2007 , the novella Nothing in the World Bullfight Media 2006 Dzanc Books 2007 , and two historical guidebooks He has received a number of awards for his work, including an NEA creative writing fellowship, the Paula Anderson Book Award, and the Bullfight Media Little Book Award His short stories, essays, translations and poems have appeared in than a hundred magazines and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and New Sudden Fiction.


    596 Comments


    1. This novella of only 80 pages is about one Croat in the Croatian Serbian civil war of the 90s. I am choosing 5 stars, "amazing", because that describes my feelings better than four stars, I really "liked it". I have a hard time saying I LIKED this book, but the book is amazing and excellently executed. You are there with him in Croatia - in Dubrovnik, in Split, in the small villages along the Dalmatian coastline, on the islands. The writing suberbly conjures the landscape of Croatia - its beauty [...]

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    2. I read this years ago, when it first came out. The book still haunts me, and I regard it as setting a high standard that I aspire to someday match in my own work. Truly a great novella.

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    3. What I feel most compelled to say in awe of Roy Kesey's talent, is that I read his entire book in one sitting. One! Honestly, I couldn't put it down. Maybe that just illuminates my own obessive tendences, but I gluttinously devoured NOTHING IN THE WORLD, cramming it all in as fast as I could and then licking my fingers when I was doneTHING IN THE WORLD lures you in innocently--and lyrically--enough. The first paragraph is lovely, placing the reader solidly in Josko' world, which manages (like so [...]

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    4. a beautiful, hallucinatory novella about a Croatian teenager caught up in the Serb and Croat wars of the last decade. It's been out of print and fortunately ias about to be reissued.

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    5. Sit with this book and don't get up. The imagery, the language, the craft . . . you'll carry this story in you long after you finish.

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    6. You'll avoid all warzones after reading this expressive book.

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    7. A great and moving book. Roy Kesey is what I want to be when I grow up. Which is taller. And younger. And better looking. And supremely talented.

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    8. In one two hour sitting, you could read this book, and it could undo you.

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    9. A novella set in the former Yugoslavia written by one of my old college friends. It won the Dzanc Books prize. Roy's got real talent.

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    10. Nihilistic. Well written.

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