Emil Hakl

Sabrina Black’s Intimate Box

Intimní schránka Sabriny Black
Intimní schránka Sabriny Black
Argo, 2002
Language: Czech
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After his debut in 2001 Hakl now publishes his first novel. Despite the title it is not merely about exchanging bodily fluids, but also about ‘the transformation of the domestic reality’ that took place in the last few years. The stormily narrated story of the main hero is drafted like a mosaic of short, interconnected unforgettable stories about idle friendship and even more idle love, and about searching at least a bit of independent existence amidst a time that rapidly loses its content as well as its outlines. The main part of the book takes place in the Prague quarter Letná, where the main hero, hoping finally to escape from the grinding room of the tiring rituals of an employee, starts his own business. The typical narrative style, mixing black humour with pure desperation, mockery with resignation, adds a flowing rhythm to the book, which is so characteristic for the writer. One can only reads this novel about life and death and even about life after death and death after life in one and the same breath.

Language: Czech
Title: Intimní schránka Sabriny Black
Publisher: Argo
Year: 2002
Foreign rights
Argo publishers