This big, clever, generous book is Ivan Klima's best yet
Times Literary Supplement
He has a quiet, clear style paying forensic attention to the causes of happiness and misery, making him peculiarly absorbing ... A highly intelligent novel
A fascinating read
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Don’t Forsake Me
'Bára went to the church on the advice of her friend Ivana. She had been suffering from occasional bouts of depression', Ivan Klíma in 'Don't Forsake Me' in Granta 59: France: The Outsider.
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Progress in Prague
‘People in the West are aware of the hardship and bewilderment that accompanied the political and economic transformation of central and eastern Europe after 1989.'