Bojan Pavlovic has created a stirring tale of two
families and how their lives intersect. Beginning
in pre-World War Two Germany, Mid-Life spans
seventy-five years and three continents as its characters
come to grips with life, love, and survival.
Originally published in the 2009 issues of The
First Line as a series of stories entitled, "From
Bangalore," Mid-Life is broken into four
parts and includes a brand new epilogue. The first
lines that inspired Bojan were:
Part 1: Herman Sligo was a
bit actor who played Uncle Emil in three episodes
of the popular television series The Five Sisters.
Part 2: For two weeks now,
I've been trying to figure out if people are laughing
with me or at me.
Part 3: "My life is a
Part 4: Waiting for change
always seems to take longer than you would expect.
Bojan Pavlovic was born in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia,
in 1979. He immigrated to Canada in 1992. He lives
and works in Toronto. Twice nominated for the Pushcart
Prize, Bojan has written several short story collections
and poetry compilations. His work has appeared in
a number of publications. His first novel, Newcomers,
Temporaries, was published in 2006.