Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book by Daniela Kapitáňová is a searing satire on the “normalisation” era of late 1970s and 1980s Czechoslovakia and the surge of nationalism in post-independent Slovakia and a passionate indictment of conformism, told from the perspective of a physically and mentally stunted narrator in the small town of Komárno.
Read an excerpt from Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book
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- Review by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson in Slovak Novels in English, October 2018
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