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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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