Part thriller, part domestic tragedy, at once political and intensely personal, Ivan Kilma’s epicly scaled new novel is an inquest into the compromises that turned even the best citizens of Czechoslovakia into accomplices of its late totalitarian regime. "Enormously powerful."–New York Times Book Review.
“A great novel which transmits in detail the special qualities of life in a nightmare.” – Independent
About Ivan Klima
Ivan Klíma is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and essayist whose work was long suppressed under Communism.