"It is our blindness, existential blindness which makes the world around us so mysterious. In his discreet way, Petr Král lifts the veil." - Milan Kundera
"With Král’s virtuosic ability to get at the meat of a thing [...] we’re treated to a sober and bittersweet and painfully observant volume." - Jeff Waxman, Review of Contemporary Fiction
"Elegant and incisive meditations [...] Král hints at the metaphysical ramifications of whatever he comes across." - John Taylor, Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Petr Král, born in Prague in 1941, was a leading member of the Czech surrealist movement, studied cinema and moved to Paris in 1968. A poet, essayist and screenwriter, he has lived in Prague since 2006. His books Working Knowledge
(2008) and In Search of the Essence of Place
(2012) are also published by Pushkin Press.