Rights offering detail :
Jan. 12, 2023
Lenka Elbe
Fiction: Debut
Original, genre-crossing and bubbling with ideas
Englishman Henry Robotham’s girlfriend Angela disappeared in August 1968 – without a trace, as if swallowed by the Earth. She had been searching for her Czech ancestors in the ancient mining town of Jáchymov (Joachimsthal), known for its radon spa and brutal camps for political prisoners. Thirty years later, Henry heeds his therapist’s advice and visits this city of uranium in order to confront the trauma that has been weighing on his soul. His neurotic partner Suzanne accompanies him to the post-Communist Czech Republic. After a few hiccups upon arrival, Henry and Suzanne find their accommodation at Hotel Sklodowska – an establishment named after Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and now owned by Estela Hans, a charismatic and peculiar local doctor. With the couple’s arrival at the hotel, we enter a narrative experiment featuring elements of fantasy, horror and the absurd. Along with Henry we start digging into the dark past and uncovering one of the many shapes of evil. Are you tempted by immortality, too?
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Poland (Wydawnictwo Kobiece)
Veronika Chaloupkova
Argo Publishers
phone: 608069396
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