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The Resource Innocence ; : or, murder on Steep Street, Heda Margolius Kovaly ; translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker

Innocence ; : or, murder on Steep Street, Heda Margolius Kovaly ; translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker

Label
Innocence ; : or, murder on Steep Street
Title
Innocence ;
Title remainder
or, murder on Steep Street
Statement of responsibility
Heda Margolius Kovaly ; translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker
Title variation
Murder on Steep Street
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  • eng
  • cze
  • eng
Summary
This rediscovered gem of Czech literature, a crime novel by renowned Holocaust memoirist Heda Margolius Kovaly, depicts a chilling moment in history, redolent with the stifling atmosphere of political and personal oppression of the early days of Socialist Czechoslovakia. In 1985, Czech Holocaust memoirist, literary translator, and political exile Heda Margolius Kovaly turned her pen to fiction. Inspired by the stories of Raymond Chandler, Kovaly knit her own terrifying experiences in early 1950s Socialist Prague -- her husband's imprisonment and wrongful execution, her own persecution at his disgrace -- into a gorgeous psychological thriller-cum-detective novel. Set in and around a cinema where a murder was recently committed, Innocence follows the unfolding of the investigation while telling the stories of the women who work there as ushers, each of whom is forced to support herself in difficult circumstances. As the novel brings this group alive, it tells their various life stories that have brought them to this job, the secrets they share with one another, and the secrets they keep. When the detective trying to solve the first murder is found slain by the cinema, all of their secrets come into the light. A smart, evocative, and deeply stirring literary crime novel with international appeal
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DLC
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1919-2010
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Kovaly, Heda
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Zucker, Alex
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  • Motion picture theaters
  • Murder
  • Czechslovakia
  • Detective and mystery fiction
Label
Innocence ; : or, murder on Steep Street, Heda Margolius Kovaly ; translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker
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Publication
Note
First published in Czech as Nevina aneb Vrazda v Prikre ulici in 1985 by Index, Koln, Germany. Second Czech edition published in 2013 by Mlada fronta, Praha
Control code
18369217
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781616956455
Lccn
2014042467
Label
Innocence ; : or, murder on Steep Street, Heda Margolius Kovaly ; translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker
Publication
Note
First published in Czech as Nevina aneb Vrazda v Prikre ulici in 1985 by Index, Koln, Germany. Second Czech edition published in 2013 by Mlada fronta, Praha
Control code
18369217
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781616956455
Lccn
2014042467

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