Crackling with energy, restlessly inventive, and underpinned by a sixth sense for the absurdities of life, Love and Obstacles is the new collection from the writer who brought us The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, and The Lazarus Project. Growing up is never easy. But in a Communist yet cosmopolitan country, one which falls apart and leaves you spinning towards a new and overwhelming life abroad, the obstacles are many and various.
Linked by a young narrator finding his way in the world – Kinshasa, Sarajevo, Chicago – and finding his way with words, these exhilarating stories are shot through with deadpan humour and heartbreaking truth, found in the most surprising of places.
The viral is based on the opening Passage of 'Stairway to Heaven', the first story in the collection.
Read by Aleksander Hemon
Artwork — James Dawe
Animation — Nick Stewart
Direction — It's Nice That