Jáchym Topol

City Sister Silver

Trans. Alex Zucker
City Sister Silver
Language: English
Place: North Haven, CT
Publisher: Catbird Press
Year: 2001
Pages: 508
Genre: Prose
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Winner of the Egon Hostovský Prize as the best Czech book of the year, this epic novel powerfully captures the sense of dislocation that followed the Czechs’ newfound freedom in 1989. More than just the story of its young protagonistwho is part businessman, part gang member, part drifterit is a novel that includes terrifying dream scenes, Czech and American Indian legends, a nightmarish Eastern European flea market, comic scenes about the literary world, and an oddly tender story of the love between the protagonist and his spiritual sister.

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Die Schwester German

Siostra Polish

Language: English
Place: North Haven, CT
Publisher: Catbird Press
Year: 2001
Pages: 508
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Pluh
Grants