Markéta Pilátová

My Most Beloved Book

Trans. Edgar de Bruin
Mijn lievelingsboek
Mijn lievelingsboek
De Geus, 2014, 288 pp
Language: Dutch
Genre: Prose
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In her second novel, Markéta Pilátová draws upon her experience of South America, telling the story of the Snake Institute and its boss – an exceptionally suspenseful story of an almost magical sort where fabulous motifs meet with sometimes unfavourably realistic descriptions of South American reality – including its drug mafia and the severe poverty and dangerousness of its slums. The author takes her reader through the many layers of the faraway world of her story on the other hemisphere – another plotline features the story of an ill-educated indian girl endowed with instincts beyond scholarly understanding. She also shows how deeply and painfully the talons of the ugly parts of European history can cut into unprepared souls. The various threads of the main storylines become increasingly entangled until they form a multi-colour, magical and extremely captivating carpet of dreams and reality.

See the novel’s annotation in Dutch here.

Information about the original Czech edition

Má nejmilejší kniha

Other selected published translations (2)

Mein Lieblingsbuch German

Моята най-любима книга Bulgarian

Language: Dutch
Title: Mijn lievelingsboek
Place: Breda, Netherlands
Publisher: De Geus
Year: 2014
Pages: 288
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Pluh