Jáchym Topol


Trans. Eva Profousová, Beate Smandek
Suhrkamp, 2003
Language: German
Genre: Prose
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From the English edition:

One night in 1968, on the eve of the Soviet invasion, 13 year-old Ondra and his younger brother Kamil are bundled into a coach bound for their father’s birthplace, a mountainous, forested village in northern Bohemia. But when they arrive it becomes clear that this escape promises its own perils, and the boys find themselves stranded in a rural community riven with petty suspicion and stained by prejudice, a borderland over which fleeing peoples, victims of genocide, and trigger-happy armies regularly tramp. Growing up in this dark, chaotic landscape, the two boys struggle to make a home for themselves, until a series of unexplained deaths push them to make bold decisions to ensure their survival.

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Other selected published translations (8)

Missions nocturnes French

Nachtwerk Dutch

Nocna praca Polish

Lavoro notturno Italian

Misiones nocturnas Spanish

Nattarbeid Norwegian

Nattarbete Swedish

Nightwork English

Language: German
Title: Nachtarbeit
Publisher: Suhrkamp
Year: 2003
Genre: Prose
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