Madly Sad Stories

Original title: Šíleně smutné povídky
Publisher: Odeon, Praha, 2013
ISBN: 978-80-207-1481-7
124 pages
Short Stories


  • Book of the Month in Germany in November 2014.

Rights sold:

German, Hungarian, Bulgarian

In thirteen short stories the author portrays everyday tragedies like loneliness, illness, ruined marriages, destroyed hopes, disappointment or even unfortunate death. The bitterness of these topics is softened with gentle, mostly absurd humour.

Boučková excels in the opening lines of her stories as well as in sharp, strong and surprising punchlines.
Radim Kopáč, literary critic
Boučková’s style, which combines subtle humor with narrative ingenuity, ensures an extraordinary reading pleasure.
Alf Mentzer, Darmstädter Jury, Germany
Boučková accompanies her characters affectionately and in weightless sets. These sad stories are full of joy.
Süddeutsche Zeitung

Other books by Tereza Boučková

Memoir, Modern Fiction
Memoir, Modern Fiction
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