City, sister, silver
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amaryann21 - LibraryThing
This novel is set in post-Velvet Revolution Czech Republic. The sense of unrest, of people not knowing who to trust or how to conduct their lives, is very well represented. The book is narrated by ... Read full review
CITY, SISTER, SILVERUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
This ambitious 1994 novel, its author's first, and the winner of his native Czechoslovakia's Egon Hostovsky Prize, is a simultaneously panoramic and elliptical portrayal of Prague's defiant ... Read full review