In a comic masterpiece following the misadventures of a simple but hugely ambitious waiter in pre-World War II Prague, who rises to wealth only to lose everything with the onset of Communism, Bohumil Hrabal takes us on a tremendously funny and satirical trip through 20th-centuryCzechoslovakia.
About the Author
Bohumil Hrabal (1914 97) was a celebrated Czech writer whose books include "Closely Watched Trains", which was adapted into a film that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film in 1967, "I Served the King of England", and "Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp".
Paul Wilson is a graduate of History at Oxford University. He has lived and worked in North, South and Central America as well as extensively travelling in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.