Emil Hakl

On Flying Objects

O létajících objektech
O létajících objektech
Argo, 2004
Language: Czech
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A prostitute wakes up one morning to discover that her boyfriend has tattooed obscene messages all over her body; a woman hesitantly goes back to her new boyfriend’s flat, only to find it packed with toy soldiers and intricately reconstructed war scenes; a retired pilot flaunts his wealth by keeping pets in the lap of luxury. Whether evading the expectations of adult life or finding themselves drawn to people by whom they’re simultaneously repulsed, the characters in this compilation hold a mirror up to the peculiar failings of masculinity. But as they carouse, argue, philosophize, and binge their way through the streets of Prague, they also offer the reader stark moments of insight and pathos.

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On Flying Objects English

Language: Czech
Title: O létajících objektech
Publisher: Argo
Year: 2004
Foreign rights
Argo publishers