Madly Sad Stories
Original title: Šíleně smutné povídky
Publisher: Odeon, Praha, 2013
- 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.
Boučková’s style, which combines subtle humor with narrative ingenuity, ensures an extraordinary reading pleasure.
Boučková accompanies her characters affectionately and in weightless sets. These sad stories are full of joy.