The Resource Nightwork, Jáchym Topol ; translated from the Czech by Marek Tomin

Nightwork, Jáchym Topol ; translated from the Czech by Marek Tomin

Label
Nightwork
Title
Nightwork
Statement of responsibility
Jáchym Topol ; translated from the Czech by Marek Tomin
Title variation
Night work
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • cze
  • eng
Summary
One night in 1968, on the eve of the Russian invasion, 13 year-old Ondrej and his younger brother Kamil are bundled into a coach bound for their father's birthplace, a mountainous, forested village in northern Bohemia. But when they arrive it becomes clear that this escape promises its own perils, and the boys find themselves stranded in a rural community riven with petty suspicion and stained by prejudice, a borderland over which fleeing peoples, victims of genocide, and trigger-happy armies regularly tramp. Growing up in this dark, chaotic landscape, the two boys struggle to make a home for themselves, until a series of unexplained deaths push them to make bold decisions to ensure their survival
Member of
Awards note
English Pen Award.
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Topol, Jáchym
Dewey number
891.8636
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG5039.3.O648
LC item number
N613 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Refugees
  • Survival
  • Villages
  • Bohemia (Czech Republic)
  • Czechoslovakia
Target audience
adult
Label
Nightwork, Jáchym Topol ; translated from the Czech by Marek Tomin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The original Czech edition was published in 2001 under the title Noční práce by Torst Publishers Praha."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781846271632
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn878933717
  • (OCoLC)878933717
Label
Nightwork, Jáchym Topol ; translated from the Czech by Marek Tomin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The original Czech edition was published in 2001 under the title Noční práce by Torst Publishers Praha."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781846271632
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn878933717
  • (OCoLC)878933717

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