Marek Toman

The Shocking Story of the Terrible Murder of Šimon Abeles

Veliká novina o hrozném mordu Šimona Abelese
Veliká novina o hrozném mordu Šimona Abelese
Argo, 2014, 452 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Crime/Detective, Historical fiction, Literary fiction, Prose
Foreign rights
Prague Literary Agency
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Two interrelated stories, the first based on a true event. The year is 1694: Šimon Abeles reportedly wants to convert to Christianity. Not long after that, he tragically dies; his father Lazar is accused of his murder. Šimon, thanks to the trial, becomes a martyr. The present day: an anthropologist, Ladislav Albrecht, responsible for the research of Abeles’s grave, is looking for his lost son, Šimon, who has become addicted to a computer game built on Christian-Jewish hostility. A difference of several centuries but the same distorted rights, abuse and manipulation of public opinion, as well as concealed and open intolerance. An important part of this historical detective novel is Prague, with its mysterious atmosphere. Marek Toman (1967) is a poet and writer of fiction, translator, journalist and editor; he is a diplomat by profession.

Selected published translations (2)

Straszna nowina o okrutnym mordzie Szymona Abelesa Polish

Die große Neuigkeit vom schrecklichen Mord an Šimon Abeles German

Language: Czech
Title: Veliká novina o hrozném mordu Šimona Abelese
Place: Praha
Publisher: Argo
Year: 2014
Pages: 452
Genre: Crime/Detective, Historical fiction, Literary fiction, Prose
Foreign rights
Prague Literary Agency