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Povidky: Short Stories by Czech Women (Short Stories by Women from Around the World)

$7.05 USD

A lyrical, mysterious tour through Prague mixes history and legend with everyday reality, a child’s reflections on the Christian concept of sinfulness lead him to resolve to sin “just a little bit,” drunken men banter over interminable card games, and a woman’s salvation comes in the unexpected form of pickled buttocks.

Bringing together authors of different generations, styles, and backgrounds—including, for the first time in English, two stories by Czech Roma—this collection expresses women’s multiple perspectives on social and intimate issues with by turns caustic and sensitive insight into human nature.

By: Nancy Hawker