City, Sister, Silver by Jáchym TopolCity, Sister, Silver by Jáchym Topol

City, Sister, Silver

byJáchym TopolTranslated byAlex Zucker

Paperback | April 1, 2000

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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.
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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Title:City, Sister, SilverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.93 inPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Catbird PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0945774451

ISBN - 13:9780945774457

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“Topol is already being hailed as the supernova of post-1989 Czech fiction.” —Randall Lyman, San Francisco Bay Guardian