His current woman

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Northwestern University Press, 2002 - Fiction - 131 pages
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Dr. Pawel Kohoutek, veterinarian and womanizer, looks out the window one morning to see his mistress approaching his house. Farce ensues as Kohoutek attempts to hide the woman from his eccentric family, the family's lodgers, and various offbeat visitors. The woman, expecting love and children and a future, does not make things easy. As he frantically runs around trying to keep her a secret, Kohoutek's memories -- mostly involuntary and (in true postmodern fashion) of questionable accuracy -- reveal in hilarious detail the life and crises of a hapless libertine and the forces that created him.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A comic allegory about the impossibility of attaining complete freedom arises gracefully from the agreeable muddle of this 1995 novel—by a popular Polish writer who has a bit of the early Milan ... Read full review

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User Review  - LukeS - LibraryThing

Short, biting, intriguing, surprising. Well worth the effort. This little story deals with the unpredictability of love, and its spiritual nature, and the maddening-ness of love. There is little to ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Jerzy Pilch has been called the "hope of young Polish prose" by Czeslaw Milosz. He is the author of several novels. His Current Woman is his first novel to be translated into English. He lives in Warsaw.

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