Translation: G. Magová, Kalligram 2008
Romania in the year of the Chernobyl tragedy. The secret police of Ceausescu drugs takes the father of little Džátá. This means the end to care-free childhood of the main hero, who, in a pathetic and yet moving way, tries to replace the husband with the mother, hiding his own troubles and bullying he experiences at school. The faith in his father’s return gets weaker every day, but in the end…
Gyorgy Dragomán – Hungarian writer and translator born in Transylvania. The author of the novel White King, which has been translated into 28 languages. The story takes place in Romania.
The Gallery is part of a hotel, built in 1903 in the Art Nouveau style on the former Barošova street. It experienced the worst period towards the end of the World War II when the building was badly damaged during the liberation fights in the streets of Bratislava. It was renowned for the legendary Tulipan Espresso Bar, the meeting point of the Bratislava intellectual society in the second half of the 20th century.
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