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Spaceman of Bohemia

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Read our exclusive author interview in which Jaroslav discusses the horror and incomprehensible loneliness of space travel, the relationship between ambition and love and the complexity of the legacy of communism.





'An incredible experience...I can honestly say I loved every page. Every sentence. Spaceman of Bohemia is unforgettable: a work of breathtaking scope and heart, and a reflection of humanity that's raw and strange and profound and true.' Lisa McInerney, Baileys-Prize-winning author of The Glorious Heresies.





Set in the near-distant future, Spaceman follows a Czech astronaut as he launches into space to investigate a mysterious dust cloud covering Venus, a suicide mission sponsored by a proud nation. Suddenly a world celebrity, Jakub's marriage starts to fail as the weeks go by, and his sanity comes into question. After his mission is derailed he must make a violent decision that will force him to come to terms with his family's dark political past. An extraordinary vision of the endless human capacity to persist-and risk everything-in the name of love and home, by a startlingly talented young debut novelist.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 09/03/2017 ISBN-13: 9781473639966  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jaroslav Kalfar was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, and immigrated to the United States at the age of fifteen, speaking little to no English at that time but learning it by watching Cartoon Network. He graduated from University of Central Florida, where he received Frances R. Lefkowitz Scholarship, the Outstanding Fiction Writer award, and the Founder's Scholar Award for being the top graduate in the College of Arts and Humanities. He earned his M.F.A. at NYU, where he was a Goldwater Fellow and was one of the three nominees for the new NYU E.L. Doctorow Fellowship Award upon graduating. He is twenty-seven years old.

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Read our exclusive author interview in which Jaroslav discusses the horror and incomprehensible loneliness of space travel, the relationship between ambition and love and the complexity of the legacy of communism.

A bonkers but strangely compelling, philosophically driven blend of space travel, love story and the darkest days of Czech history, which asks what is home, what is bravery and what would you sacrifice for love?

Frances, Web Editor

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 07/03/2017

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