Tender Cruelties

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The story of one woman's struggle to find love, happiness and fulfillment within the oppressive confines of the Communist regime in Prague. This is the second volume of the Prague Trilogy

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Words: 43,450
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452311814
About Lidmila Sovakova

I was born in Prague, where I lived until emigrating in 1970 to France, England and Germany, eventually settling in Paris in 1982. Multilingual, I received MAs in Russian, Czech and French at Charles University in Prague, a Diploma of English Language and Literature from the Cambridge University, England, and the Doctorat d’Etat in French Literature at the Sorbonne in France. After I moved to Paris I found my niche as a novelist. 
        My first novel, LE NAUFRAGE D’UN POISSON DORE, written in French won the prestigious PRIX EUROPEEN DE LA LITTERATURE in 1984.
       Its English version, THE DROWNING OF A GOLDFISH was published in 1990 by PERMANENT PRESS - New York. It was acclaimed as ”An accomplished new voice from Europe, a promising debut and a moving and understated tale of courage by a young survivor living in a society where just to endure is sufficient victory” (THE KIRKUS REVIEWS, 9/1/90).  All my other print books were published by Domhan Books, New York.

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Review by: Valentina Tulechov on Sep. 21, 2010 :
The lively writing rich in dialogues brings the reader very close to the central figures possessing a very strong character.
The author describes in an imaginastic and impressive way the Communist regime in Eastern Europe and its consequences.
A charming reading with a bittersweet subtle sense of humour and a historical surrounding!
(reviewed long after purchase)

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