The Drowning of a Goldfish - Redux

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A young woman has a burning quest to be educated in her beloved Prague during the Communist regime. Instead she is sent to a chemical factory. Will she escape her fate by marrying an opportunistic and boorish medical doctor? This is the first volume of the Prague Trilogy - author's cut.

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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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Ray Else reviewed on Feb. 7, 2010

Extraordinary, award winning novel originally written in French, now re-written by the author herself in English completely as she desired. A sophisticated, articulate love story -- that eventually evolved into a trilogy from which I got many enjoyable moments.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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