Alena Zemančíková

A Story in Indirect Speech

Trans. Daniela Pusch
Geschichte in indirekter Rede
Geschichte in indirekter Rede
Klak Verlag, 2019
Language: German
Genre: Historical fiction

People moved to the Czech borderlands in the 1950s to find a flat, work, to escape from life’s setbacks and failed marriages.

The characters in the this novel were there searching for an unconventional life, options and independence in a period of oppression. People who later, with good intentions, raised a lost generation of outsiders.

A Story in Indirect Speech is an unusual family history suffused with disarray, emotional turmoil, broken hearts but also the courage to overcome wounds and resist.

Information about the original Czech edition

Příběh v řeči nepřímé

Language: German
Title: Geschichte in indirekter Rede
Place: Berlin
Publisher: Klak Verlag
Year: 2019
Genre: Historical fiction