Ordinary Lives by Josef SkvoreckyOrdinary Lives by Josef Skvorecky

Ordinary Lives

byJosef Skvorecky

Paperback | August 14, 2009

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Fifty years after the publication of The Cowards, Josef Skvorecky's seminal first novel, he returns to the fertile territory of his earlier fiction, his native Czech Republic, and to his old narrator and alter ego, Danny Smiricky. Ordinary Lives takes as its subject two class reunions-the first in 1963, twenty years after the class graduated, and the second, thirty years on, in 1993. The pulse of the novel, however, is the "torrent of ungovernable thoughts" that plague Danny. Over the course of these two reunions, as loyalties are tested and secrets are revealed, the reader is taken on a journey back through Danny's life, and, indeed, back through Skvorecky's well-loved oeuvre.

JOSEF SKVORECKY is an award-winning author whose novels include The Cowards, The Bass Saxophone, The Swell Season and The Engineer of Human Souls. Among his numerous literary awards are the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (1980), the Governor General's Award for Fiction (1984) and the Czech Republic State Prize for Literatu...
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Title:Ordinary LivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:August 14, 2009Publisher:Key Porter BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0886194482

ISBN - 13:9780886194482

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