Ivan Klíma

No Saints or Angels

Trans. Gerald Turner
No Saints or Angels
Grove Press, 2002, 272 pp
Language: English
Genre: Prose
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Ivan Klima has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “a literary gem who is too little appreciated in the West” and a “Czech master at the top of his game.” In No Saints or Angels, a Washington Post Best Book of 2001, Klima takes us into the heart of contemporary Prague, where the Communist People’s Militia of the Stalinist era marches headlong into the drug culture of the present. Kristyna is in her forties, the divorced mother of a rebellious fifteen-year-old daughter, Jana. She is beginning to love a man fifteen years her junior, but her joy is clouded by worry — Jana has been cutting school, and perhaps using heroin. Meanwhile Kristyna’s mother has forced on her a huge box of personal papers left by her dead father, a tyrant whose Stalinist ideals she despised.

Information about the original Czech edition

Ani svatí ani andělé

Other selected published translations (1)

Ani święci, ani anioły Polish

Language: English
Publisher: Grove Press
Year: 2002
Pages: 272
Genre: Prose