Michal Viewegh

Angels of the Everyday

Trans. Eva Profousová
Engel des letzten Tages
Engel des letzten Tages
Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2013, 128 pp
Language: German
Genre: Prose
W: http://www.viewegh.cz

It is Tuesday, 5th September 2006, in the Nusle suburb of Prague. Fifty-two-year-old Karel has entered the last day of his life, but so far no one knows this but the angels. The new novel by Michal Viewegh springs a few surprises in its choice of protagonists: a young widow, a driving instructor, a suicide, four angels. This is the story of a single day, by the end of which three human destinies will have merged into one.

In the words of the author, the work is “a nimble tale of people, angels and dying … a book about us all. Our time is measured out, but we insist on behaving as though we were immortal”.

More information about the German edition here.

Information about the original Czech edition

Andělé všedního dne

Other selected published translations (1)

Aniołowie dnia powszedniego Polish

Language: German
Title: Engel des letzten Tages
Place: München
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Year: 2013
Pages: 128
Genre: Prose