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

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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"--
  • "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"--
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DLC
Dewey number
891.8/6354
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG5039.21.O8485
LC item number
N4813 2015
Literary form
fiction
Innocence ; : or, murder on Steep Street, Heda Margolius Kovaly ; translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker
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Innocence ; : or, murder on Steep Street, Heda Margolius Kovaly ; translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker
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Note
"First published in Czech as Nevina in 1985 by Index, Koln, Germany. Second Czech edition published in 2013 by Mlada fronta, Praha" -- Verso title page
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-231)
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn896687724
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22 cm
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Extent
xvii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781616954963
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(HC)
Lccn
2014042467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)896687724

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