City, Sister, Silver (Hardcover)

By Jachym Topol, Alex Zucker (Translator)

Catbird Press, 9780945774433, 512pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2000



Winner of the Egon Hostovsky Prize as the best Czech book of the year, this epic novel powerfully captures the sense of dislocation that followed the Czechs newfound freedom in 1989.More than just the story of its young protagonistwho is part businessman, part gang member, part drifterit is a novel that includes terrifying dream scenes, Czech and American Indian legends, a nightmarish Eastern European flea market, comic scenes about the literary world, and an oddly tender story of the love between the protagonist and his spiritual sister.

About the Author

Jachym Topol is a novelist, poet, and journalist. His first book of poetry won the Tom Stoppard Prize for Unofficial Literature. Alex Zucker lives in Brooklyn, New York.