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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Review: City Sister Silver

User Review  - Maartje (Tizzalicious) Witteveen - Goodreads

I am not good at doing reviews. Either I like a book, or I don't, but usually I can't really say why. Sometimes when I hate a book enough, I do have something to say about it though. This is one of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole Barraza - Goodreads

I can tell its a good book....but it was quite a struggle. Read full review


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\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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