K. J. Tesar


K. J. Tesar (Karel John) is an author of novels, short stories, and poetry. Originally from New Zealand, he has lived in different countries, before finally settling in Italy, where he has now been living for many years. With his novels and short stories he explores the human condition, delving into the thoughts, and deep emotions of his protagonists. His poetry further explores the darker side of life, often with a fractured, edgy, enigmatic style.


One Year of Life
Price: Free! Words: 80,690. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This novel by K J Tesar relates the different views of the relationship between the two main protaganists, and those of their friends and families. The story is told through each person's perspective. Rarely are they in the same place. Tragedy strikes, problems arise, but always with much humour present. It is a story of people coming together when forced to by the heavy weight of great burdens.
The Girl From Moldova
Price: Free! Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Girl From Moldova is the story of the difficult relationship between a father and son, caused by perceived bullying through the years, by the father. The situation is worsened by the news that the father, now widowed, plans to marry a much younger woman, Nastya, from East Europe. The story is told from three different points of view , the father, the son, and Nastya.
A Spirit Floats Free
Price: Free! Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This second book of poetry by K. J. Tesar is an ecclectic selection of his poetry, spanning many different styles, and exposing the different emotions, and mental states, of people confronted with the curse of life. Through the intricacies of his poetry he manages to express the sense of man's constant battle with his external world, and his inner self.
Thoughts From A Far-Flung Place
Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This collection of poems by K. J. Tesar reflects his different styles of poetry, going from recounting a story, as he does with "A Journey Home", and "The Child Mother", to reflections on life as seen with "A Life Fades" and "The Edge of Life". In between we have haunting glimpses of the horror of war, as told by the two poems "When Evil Descends", and "The Battle of Bellevue Spur", the latter...
The Living of a Life
Price: Free! Words: 19,370. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
With these short stories K. J. Tesar explores the thoughts, and hopes, that accompany people as they confront difficult situations in their lives. As they navigate their way through the intricacies of their lives they strive to understand their situations better, and the forces that drive them. It is a study of the human condition. His poetry exposes the darker depths of man.

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