Michal Viewegh


Trans. David Short
Pálava Publishing, 2018, 248 pp
Language: English
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9788090642898
W: http://www.viewegh.cz
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Over a generous time span, this book follows the varied lives of several high-school classmates, from their teenage growing pains to their early forties. Connoisseurs of the work of the current most popular Czech author will find intact his familiar style (the slightly melancholic grotesque), in a tale which describes, with irony and delicate nostalgia, friendship, teenage confusion, love and destiny, including dreams and hopes, first loves and marriage, disappointment and disillusion, failure and personal tragedy, not to mention the impact on life of alcohol, beauty and ugliness, and above all the sadness that slowly penetrates the lives of the characters as they age.

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Other selected published translations (4)

Völkerball German

Zbijany Polish

Fuera de juego Spanish

Fuori gioco Italian

Language: English
Place: Brno, Czech Republic
Publisher: Pálava Publishing
Year: 2018
Pages: 248
Genre: Literary fiction