Jiří Hájíček

Fish Blood

Trans. Dorota Dobrew
Rybia krew
Rybia krew
Książkowe Klimaty, 2015, 526 pp
Language: Polish
Genre: Prose
ISBN: 9788364887239
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With this novel for which he won the Magnesia Litera Book of the Year, 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 Selský baroko (Rustic Baroque) 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.

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Rybí krev

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Рибя кръв Bulgarian

Riblja krv Serbian

Language: Polish
Title: Rybia krew
Place: Vratislav, Polsko
Publisher: Książkowe Klimaty
Year: 2015
Pages: 526
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
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