At the core of this novel is the autobiographical experience of a child of a post-1948 emigrant who grows up in the 1950’s Brno, surrounded by “caring” policemen and self-imposed supervisors. At the end of this structurally complex novel, two threads of plot come together in the leading motif of a search for a father – as well as for the hero’s own identity.
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Inmitten der Nacht Gesang German
Nel cuore delle notti un canto Italian
En mitad de la noche un canto Spanish