Petr Stančík

The Spring Man

Trans. Maria Sileny
Pérák.  Der Superheld aus Prag
Pérák. Der Superheld aus Prag
edition clandestin, 2019, 164 pp
Language: German
Genre: Prose
ISBN: 9783905297881
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Prague Literary Agency
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E: maria@sileny.de
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His name was Frank Pérák and people knew him as a mysterious figure with jumping springs on his feet. The fictional hero was raging in the occupied Czech Lands during World War II, jumping even over high tenements and also across the Vltava River valley.

According to legend he fought the German occupiers and collaborators, sabotaging their war economy. No one really knows who Frank Pérák was, except Petr Stančík, who has dedicated a whole novel to this superhero resisting the Nazis. The read offers a combination of thrilling narration, lessons in history and precisely measured doses of humor.

Information about the original Czech edition

Pérák

Language: German
Title: Pérák. Der Superheld aus Prag
Place: Biel/Bienne
Publisher: edition clandestin
Year: 2019
Pages: 164
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Prague Literary Agency
Grants