Petra Hůlová

Three Plastic Rooms

Umělohmotný třípokoj
Umělohmotný třípokoj
Torst, 2006, 156 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Literary fiction
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 2007 Jiří Orten Award

A foul-mouthed Prague prostitute muses on her profession, aging and the nature of materialism. She explains her world view in the scripts and commentaries of her own reality TV series combining the mundane with fetishism, violence, wit and an unvarnished mixture of vulgar and poetic language.

The book immediately stormed the best-seller list in the Czech Republic. In 2007 the novel was awarded with the Jiří Orten Prize. In addition, the book has been adapted into a play.


“Frighteningly honest”

—A. M. Bakalar, LA Review of Books

“A notable achievement”

—Maria Dimitrova, Times Literary Supplement

“Wonderfully rough, gloriously evil language”

Die Zeit

“One of the most important authors writing in Czech today.”

—Dr Peter Zusi,
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Selected published translations (6)

Trilocale di plastica Italian

Dreizimmerwohnung aus Plastik German

Plastikowe M3, czyli czeska pornografia Polish

En plastig trea Swedish

Пластмасов тристаен Bulgarian

Three Plastic Rooms English

Language: Czech
Title: Umělohmotný třípokoj
Place: Praha
Publisher: Torst
Year: 2006
Pages: 156
Genre: Literary fiction
 2007 Jiří Orten Award