Markéta Pilátová

Tsunami Blues

Trans. Mirko Kraetsch
Tsunami Blues
Language: German
Place: Wien, Austria
Publisher: Braumüller
Year: 2017
Pages: 384
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9783992001750
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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.

The catastrophic tsunami in December 2004 robbed young trumpet player Karla Klimentová not only of her parents but also of her ability to play and compose music. Yet she didn’t lose everything: along with the blues, Cuban jazzman Lázaro Milo taught her his native Spanish, thanks to which the devastated girl finds herself in the “care” of charismatic professor Jenůfa Topinková. The Czech expert on Hispanic studies carries her own secret and takes Karla on an unexpected expedition.

More information in German on the publisher’s website.

Praise

“What is exceptional about this novel is the well-constructed plot including spy-thriller elements.”

— Pavel Mandys, Hospodářské noviny

Tsunami Blues is definitely a powerful book.”

— Klára Kubíčková, MF Dnes

Information about the original Czech edition

Tsunami blues

Other selected published translations (1)

Tsunami Blues Spanish

Language: German
Place: Wien, Austria
Publisher: Braumüller
Year: 2017
Pages: 384
Genre: Literary fiction
Foreign rights
Pluh
Grants