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


Young women drift through Prague wondering about unplanned pregnancies, a child’s reflections on the Christian concept of sinfulnesslead to resolve to sin only ‘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 translation, two stories by Czech Roma – this collection expresses women’s meultiple perspectives on social and intimate issues with by turns caustic and sensitive insight into human nature. ‘Full of humour, acuity and inventiveness’ Maya Jaggi, Guardian ‘Wonderfully diverse, energetic and entertaining.’ Bernie Higgins, One Eye Open