New books in translation

Tsunami Blues

Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Mirko Kraetsch German

A book about the loss of youth and illusions, about remnants of Czech culture in Cuba and also about a journey which leads to a new life.

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Four women, one man, two continents, two generations, two cultures and two dictatorships — Markéta Pilátová has included quite a lot in her debut novel [The Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home]. Yet it all works well together due to the author’s skilled use of language.
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