City, sister, silver

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Catbird Press, Apr 1, 2000 - Fiction - 508 pages
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Winner of the Egon Hostovský Prize as the best Czech book of the year, this epic novel powerfully captures the sense of dislocation that followed the Czechs’ newfound freedom in 1989. More than just the story of its young protagonist—who is part businessman, part gang member, part drifter—it is a novel that includes terrifying dream scenes, Czech and American Indian legends, a nightmarish Eastern European flea market, comic scenes about the literary world, and an oddly tender story of the love between the protagonist and his spiritual sister.

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User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

Man, was I glad to put this book down! This was too clever for me. City Sister Silver is the Czech equivalent of Trainspotting, only the historical setting is a little more serious. Set in the Czech ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deanne - Goodreads

Set around the time that the wall came down some parts of the book are really good, things that I wasn't aware of. The number of people who travelled into the west as soon as they could, and Topol's ... Read full review

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Contents

Czech Pronunciation Guide I
6
Sister
31
Silver
39
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

\Jáchym Topol is a novelist, poet, and journalist. His first book of poetry won the Tom Stoppard Prize for Unofficial Literature. Alex Zucker lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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