“It strikes me that Josef Brehme lived in an epoch when time still proceeded in a straight line from the past to the future,” muses his grandson, the talented, handsome and cynical Alex Brehme in his diary in late 2001.
Three Faces of an Angel is a novel about the twentieth century that begins when time was linear and ended when the notion of progress was less well defined. The Brehmes story guides the reader through revolution, war, the holocaust, and ultimately exile and return. A novel about what man does to man and whether God intervenes.
With a foreword by Dr Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz, Professor Emerita in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia.
About the author
Jiří Pehe served Czech President Václav Havel in various roles from 1997 to 2003 and has been the director of New York University in Prague since 1999. He has written numerous essays and papers that have appeared online, in newspapers and academic publications across the world and has also published several books, including three novels. Three Faces of an Angel is his first novel to be published in English.