Eco-Husband is a loose sequel to Viewegh’s 2010 bestseller Eco-Wife, which sold over 100,000 copies and was successfully adapted for the stage. Mojmír is a well-known writer. While taking part in the Prague marathon, he suffers an aortic rupture; for the next few years this previously self-confident man-about-town becomes a comically neurotic patient. Most women would struggle to bear such a transformation, especially when in a moment of weakness the husband confesses to an infidelity. Mojmír’s wife Hedvika is no exception. And there’s another Copernican reversal ahead of her – and a big surprise in store for Mojmír, too. Like Eco-Wife, this heavily autobiographical story is narrated by a doula whose merciless severity is also, it seems, a means of healing . . .
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