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Zátopek

Jan Novák, Jaromír 99
Trans. Guillaume Narguet French

A graphic novel about the life of one of the most famous Czech athletes, Emil Zátopek, considered by many to be the greatest runner of all time.

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[In ‘The Willys Dream Kit’] one hears a few echoes of Gunter Grass, but nearly always the voice is Novak’s own. It is a mature and accomplished voice, shrewd and sharp-edged even when lost in reverie.
—Allan Boyer
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