Three Faces of an Angel

Three Faces of an Angel

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This novel about the twentieth century begins when time was linear and ends when the notion of progress becomes less well defined. "It strikes me that Josef Brehme lived in an epoch when time still proceeded in a straight line from the past to the future," muses his grandson, the talented, handsome, and cynical Alex Brehme, in his diary in late 2001. The Brehmes' story guides the reader through revolution, war, the Holocaust, and ultimately exile and return. A novel about what man does to man and whether God intervenes. Translated by Gerald Turner. "remarkable"-Vaclav Havel.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 359 pages
  • 140 x 220 x 35mm | 588g
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0956889042
  • 9780956889041
  • 1,201,136

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"An expansive, multigenerational novel about Western Europe that takes on the big questions. ... Set against the complex, turbulent political and cultural tableau of central Europe, Pehe's sweeping novel confronts the existenstial questions concerning God's existence and man's brutality to man." -- Kirkus Reviews "Kirkus Reviews" "A captivating three-generational saga. . . It weaves the lives of three Brehme family members against the changing ideologies of the twentieth century in the Czech lands." -- World Literature Today "World Literature Today"
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About Pehe Jiri

Jiri Pehe served Czech President Vaclav Havel in various roles from 1997 to 2003 and has been the director of New York University in Prague since 1999. He has written numerous essays and papers that have appeared online, in newspapers and academic publications across the world and has also published several books, including three novels. Three Faces of an Angel is his first novel to be published in English.
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