Markéta Pilátová

The Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home

Trans. Michael Stavarič
Wir müssen uns irgendwie ähnlich sein
Language: German
Title: Wir müssen uns irgendwie ähnlich sein
Place: Salzburg
Publisher: Residenz Verlag
Year: 2010
Genre: Prose
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Two young girls and two elderly women find themselves in a situation, in which they make a new start – in Brazil and in Prague. They try to get to the bottom of how history played with their lives and loves. It can have the character of letters, secretly crossing the ocean, but also of cowboy-like adventures in the jungle. The novel tells the tale of the emotions and feelings of émigrés, who return to the place they have left, of the confusion of their children and of the healing power of new friendship. The protagonists of the novel live in the wilderness of the big city, herds bulls on grass-land surrounded by the jungle and are trying to find their roots in the Czech republic. They reconstruct how their ancestors fled and also how they have fled themselves. The book addresses the question if it nowadays, when one so easily can go from one country to another, still is important to have a home and a person who is able to listen.

Pilátová shows with this novel her great ability of telling stories, and she does that in such an attractive style, that before you know you have finished the book.

More information on the German edition here.

Information about the original Czech edition

Žluté oči vedou domů

Other selected published translations (5)

Żółte oczy prowadzą do domu Polish

Mijn ogen leiden je naar huis Dutch

Mis ojos te llevarán a casa Spanish

Жълтите очи водят към дома Bulgarian

In qualcosa dovremo pur somigliarci Italian

Language: German
Title: Wir müssen uns irgendwie ähnlich sein
Place: Salzburg
Publisher: Residenz Verlag
Year: 2010
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Pluh