My Golden Trades

My Golden Trades

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One of the last artistic expressions of life under communism, this novel captures the atmosphere in Prague between 1983 and 1987, where a dance could be broken up by the secret police, a traffic offence could lead to surveillance and where contraband books were the currency of the underworld.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 17mm | 200g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint, Subsequent
  • 1862071039
  • 9781862071032
  • 699,265

Review quote

"Few writers have the talent or insight to infuse old themes with new life...But in this piercing, rich collection, Klima does just that. A Master delivers"
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About Ivan Klima

Ivan Klima was born in 1931 in Prague, where he now lives, and was editor of the journal of the Czech Writers' Union during the Prague Spring. He is the author of many plays, stories and novels, including Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light, The Ultimate Intimacy and My Golden Trades, and a non-fiction book, The Spirit of Prague, all of which are published by Granta Books. His work, which is now published worldwide, was once banned in his own country.
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Rating details

249 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 27% (68)
4 36% (90)
3 32% (79)
2 4% (10)
1 1% (2)
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