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Really tried with this book but couldn’t cope with all the constant switches, story doesn’t seem to be linear and instead turns into sub mythical stories tpool the story, I hate giving up on books sesyra just lost patience: City Sister Silver marks a turning point in Czech prose, the point when literary development must finally break away and, after all the fatiguing twists and turns and subtle departures, strike out in a definite direction.

Refresh and try again. It’s possible it’s a book you need to read twice to understand.

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Sep 09, Margarita rated it it was amazing. Quotes from City Sister Silver. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book.

Summarizing the plot of Sestra is a difficult task. Potok lives in Prague and is a member of a “byznys” tribe involved in various smuggling and racketeering activities.


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Jul 26, Robert rated it did not like it. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Hats off, however, to Alex Zucker for translating the untranslatable. City Sister Silver is wildly meandering, but in a good way.

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Jachyn graduating from gymnasium he worked as a stoker, stocker, construction worker, and coal deliveryman. After the first few pages of the novel, when he’s aware of the Germans being shipped off, the dreams are really the only hint that any of the characters have any kind of social conscience, but seatra trip they take to Auschwitz in one of these dreams is painfully done and heavy handed.

Trivia About City Sister Silver. This novel is set in post-Velvet Revolution Czech Republic. Topol is already being hailed as the supernova of post Czech fiction.

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The main protagonist of Sestrawhose jachyk narrative drives the plot forward—or, at times, backward—is Potok meaning “stream” in Czech. Sometimes when I hate a book enough, I do have something to jachtm about it though. The narrator of the bizarre story is Potok, a former actor in an underground theater. The rise and fall of a young man in Czechoslovakia in the years following the fall of communism, with a lot of confusing language and some magical realism, I think.

City Sister Silver

I can tell its a good book And sometimes, as here, they’re just loathsome and basically deserve what they get. The group gallivants about Prague and in one episode makes a trip to Auschwitz. Published April 1st by Catbird Press first published Jun 13, Maryann rated it liked it Shelves: As one Czech critic wrote, ” City Sister Silver tells me more about the epoch than many of the books that try so hard to articulate and explain the burning ideas of the day.

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Jan Mucha rated it it was amazing Apr 14, I know that low-lifes are sometimes fascinating jachyj a vicarious or a can’t look away fashion. Paperbackpages. Would like to have given it more stars but for the confusing ju Set around the time that the wall came down some parts of the book are really good, things that I wasn’t aware of.

The novel is full of storytelling, myths, dreams and nightmares, shifting through a variety of genres. The language of Sestra is its most interesting aspect, and it is here that the issue of translation comes to the fore. This was too clever for me. Caroline Kovtun I Can’t Stop. But then others were horrible.