Goulash

Brian Kimberling (Author)
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Description

'A quirky, funny, melancholy portrait of a significant European moment, captured by this most subtle of Americans abroad' Tessa Hadley, author of The Past and Late in the Day

Eager to escape stifling small-town Indiana, Elliott moves to Prague, where he gets a job teaching English. It's 1998, and the Czech Republic is moving with increasing rapidity out of the shadow of communism and into the wilds of twenty-first-century capitalism. Elliott meets his students in a variety of pubs and conducts his lessons over pints of local Radegast beer. He gets his shoes stolen by an experimental artist who engages Elliott in a number of eccentric schemes. And he meets Amanda, an English teacher from the UK, with whom he falls in love.

Together, they try to make a place for themselves as strangers in this strange land. They explore the dark history and surprising wonders of their adopted city, touring the twisting ancient streets and encountering expats, movie stars, tobacco executives, a former Soviet informant, and the president of Poland. But the forces that are reshaping the city are also at work on them, and eventually it becomes evident that their idyll must end - that change is the only reality one can't outrun.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Headline Publishing Group
Publish Date
30 May 2019
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780755396252

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