Iva Pekárková

Truck Stop Rainbows

Péra a perutě
Péra a perutě
Mladá fronta, 2014, 336 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Prague Literary Agency
W: http://www.praglit.de/
E: maria@sileny.de
Contacts
W: http://pekarkova.blog.idnes.cz/
E: ivapekarkova@gmail.com

In 1985, Iva Pekárková smuggled her first novel to the west hidden in her head. A simple story about friendship, hitchhiking, love, desire, protecting nature and motorway prostitution found an audience all over the world at the beginning of the 90s and helped people in freer countries understand what life must be like behind the Iron Curtain, in fenced off Czechoslovakia.

The friendship between Fialka and Patrik, two wandering souls frantically searching for freedom and the colours of the rainbow in a country which offered only conformist grey, is sure to appeal to readers even today. The book will bring back memories to those who experienced these times. And for those who do not remember the period before the Velvet Revolution, it offers novel and unusual insights into the recent, and yet so difficult to understand, past.

Selected published translations (2)

Truck Stop Rainbows English

Truck Stop Rainbows German

Language: Czech
Title: Péra a perutě
Place: Praha
Publisher: Mladá fronta
Year: 2014
Pages: 336
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Prague Literary Agency