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Case Closed

Patrik Ouředník
Trans. Edgar de Bruin Dutch

Case Closed is filled with all the expected elements of a thriller but soon reveals itself as a wily and sophisticated parable about the dangers of language itself.

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The Hideout
Egon Hostovský
Trans. Fern Long English
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Radka Denemarková
Trans. Olga Czernikow Polish
Tsunami Blues
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Mirko Kraetsch German
The Mistake
Marek Šindelka
Trans. Krasimir Prodanov Bulgarian
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The Hideout
Egon Hostovský
Trans. Fern Long English
A Contribution to the History of Joy
Radka Denemarková
Trans. Olga Czernikow Polish
Tsunami Blues
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Mirko Kraetsch German
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Daniela Fischerová
 2016 IBBY Honour List
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 2016 Josef Škvorecký Award
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 2016 State Award for Literature
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Touching on subjects and events as disparate as the invention of the bra, Barbie dolls, Scientology, eugenics, the Internet, war, genocide and concentration camps, [Europeana] unspools in a relentless monotone that becomes unexpectedly engaging, even frightening.
—Anderson Tepper
The New York Times Book Review
Patrik Ouředník
Touching on subjects and events as disparate as the invention of the bra, Barbie dolls, Scientology, eugenics, the Internet, war, genocide and concentration camps, [Europeana] unspools in a relentless monotone that becomes unexpectedly engaging, even frightening.
—Anderson Tepper
The New York Times Book Review
Disguised as a crime mystery set in Prague and mixing fact and fiction, ‘A Contribution to the History of Joy’ is a passionate indictment of all forms of violence against women everywhere, spanning the past 70 years of history.
—Asymptote Editors
The Guardian
Rustic Baroque is one of those quiet, unassuming novels that sneaks up on you; the kind of book that draws you in and bears you along easily and languidly and then turns, just at the right moment, and very politely kicks you in the gut.
—Booktrust
Jiří Hájíček
Rustic Baroque is one of those quiet, unassuming novels that sneaks up on you; the kind of book that draws you in and bears you along easily and languidly and then turns, just at the right moment, and very politely kicks you in the gut.
—Booktrust
Zuzana Brabcová’s [Ceilings] is a literary event, a work on the fringes which is extraordinary in its condensed and poetic style. It is, at least for me, the literary event of the past year and beyond.
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