Jiří Hájíček

Sailing Ships on Labels

Trans. Kristina Kallert
Segelboot auf Vignetten
Segelboot auf Vignetten
Karl Rauch Verlag, 2021, 272 pp
Language: German
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9783792002711
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
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E: blatna@dbagency.cz
Contacts
W: http://www.hajicek.info/
E: jiri@hajicek.info

A novelistic image of an ordinary middle-aged woman who has to start over.

Jiří Hájíček’s ninth novel describes over twelve chapters the story of a university professor approaching fifty whose husband leaves her for a younger woman. Her only child has now grown up, she is estranged from her sister, her parents have to be looked after and she is beginning a new life in South Bohemia – an environment which is emblematic for Hájíček. He once again demonstrates his strengths as a character writer and expert on female qualities. The reader sympathises with the main character, Marie, due to her realism and sense of irony. The aim of the novel is not only to describe the romances of an abandoned middle-aged woman, but to show readers that even a wearisome, lonely, difficult, though mainly ordinary life is worthy of a novelist’s attention.

Information about the original Czech edition

Plachetnice na vinětách

Language: German
Title: Segelboot auf Vignetten
Publisher: Karl Rauch Verlag
Year: 2021
Pages: 272
Genre: Literary fiction
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency