Irena Dousková

White Elephants

O bílých slonech
O bílých slonech
Druhé město, 2008
Language: Czech
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This shorter work of prose is set in the not-so-distant past in a village close to the town of Beroun in Bohemia. In the course of one week, in short, interconnected episodes, the children´s counting-out rhyme works itself out: Luck, Bad luck, Love, Marriage, Doll, Cradle, Countess, Death. The prose has a subtle, balladic tuning; the atmosphere evokes the billowy air of summer over baked asphalt, through which true narrative jewels flash discreetly. Exquisite reading!

Language: Czech
Title: O bílých slonech
Publisher: Druhé město
Year: 2008
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency