The Hideout

The Hideout

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"When a Czech engineer arrives in Paris in 1939, he cannot know that three years later he will be in hiding, confined to the damp, dark cellar of a French doctor. Alone with his memories, he writes to his 'dearest Hanichka', confessing everything: the hope of a love affair for which he travelled to Paris, the discovery of the German warrant for his arrest, and the murder he was forced to commit. A claustrophobic classic of Czech literature, The Hideout is one man's last love letter to his wife. As he contends with his failing eyesight and the loss of his teeth, so too must he grapple with the guilt of leaving his family and the dwindling hope of ever returning home."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London, England : Pushkin Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9781782272403
Branch Call Number: FICTION HOSTOVSKY 2017
Characteristics: 127 pages : portrait ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Long, Fern 1905-- Translator


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Aug 08, 2017

I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I picked this up because I liked the design of this, published by Pushkin Press. Published in the mid-40s, this is a slim, haunting Czech novel by Egon Hostovsky, who ended up in New York City after fleeing Nazis and Communists. Czech it out.


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