Paper $12.00 ISBN: 9788024632858 Will Publish November 2016 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9788024614496 Published December 2007 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic

We Were a Handful

Karel Polácek

We Were a Handful

Karel Polácek

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

400 pages | 7-4/5 x 5-1/2 | © 2007
Paper $12.00 ISBN: 9788024632858 Will Publish November 2016 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9788024614496 Published December 2007 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic

A favorite work of Czech humor, We Were a Handful depicts the adventures of five boys from a small Czech town through the diary of Petr Bajza, the grocer’s son. Written by Karel Poláček at the height of World War II before his deportation to Auschwitz in 1944, this book draws on the happier years of Poláček’s own childhood as inspiration. As we look upon the world through Petr’s eyes, we, too, marvel at the incomprehensible world of grownups; join in fights between gangs of neighborhood kids; and laugh at the charming language of boys, a major source of the book’s humor. This translation at last offers English-language readers the opportunity to share in Petr’s (and Poláček’s) childhood and reminds us that joy and laughter are possible even in the darkest times.

Contents
We Were a Handful
Translator's Note and Acknowledgement
 
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