Jiří Hájíček

Fish Blood

Trans. Alexandra Cimpl Simeonović
Riblja krv
Riblja krv
Ammonite, 2019, 430 pp
Language: Serbian
Genre: Literary fiction, Prose
ISBN: 978866480395
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
W: http://www.dbagency.cz
E: blatna@dbagency.cz
Contacts
W: http://www.hajicek.info/
E: jiri@hajicek.info
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With his new novel Fish Blood (Rybí krev) Jiří Hájíček continues his line of rural prose, introducing readers to the countryside of Southern Bohemia. In 2008 Hana returns home to the village she grew up in after 15 years abroad. But the place she had imagined settling in, marrying and working as a schoolteacher has become a virtual ghost town. Seeing her father, brother and childhood friends Hana takes a searching look back and tries to heal old wounds.

After his successful 2006 Magnesia litera award winning novel Rustic Baroque (Selský baroko) set in the 1950s, Hájíček again uses the setting of a Czech village to explore very different social changes and its effect on people and communities.

Information about the original Czech edition

Rybí krev

Other selected published translations (2)

Rybia krew Polish

Рибя кръв Bulgarian

Language: Serbian
Title: Riblja krv
Publisher: Ammonite
Year: 2019
Pages: 430
Genre: Literary fiction, Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
Grants