DescriptionMore Than One Life chronicles several generations of an upper-middle-class Czech family. Beginning in the years preceding World War II, this lyrical novel concentrates on the narrator's tragically mismatched parents and the children's attempts to come to terms with each of them. As the narrator probes her past, she reconstructs childhood events by comparing her own memories with those of her siblings, coming to view her family with startling insights and with new respect, pity, guilt, and--ultimately--forgiveness.
July 30, 1999
5.59 X 0.63 X 8.5 inches | 0.52 pounds
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About the Author
Alex Zucker is an editor, writer and translator of Czech literature. He has received an English PEN Award for Writing in Translation, a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and the ALTA National Translation Award. He currently serves as co-chair of the PEN America Translation Committee.
Lyn Coffin is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, fiction, drama and translation. She has won several grants and awards, including the SABA Prize in 2016. One of her short fictions was in the Best American Short Stories edited by Joyce Carol Oates. She has translated Mohsen Emadi, Jiri Orten, Dato Barbakadze. Her plays have been performed intenationally, as well as in several US cities, including on off-off Broadway in New York. This year will see the publication of her novel, The Aftermath, her children's book, Henry & Punkin, and a bilingual edition of her poetry and that of Mercedes Luna Fuentes, and a book of aphorisms from Rustaveli. Her work has been translated into many languages.