The Year of the Rooster

Original title: Rok kohouta
Publisher: Odeon, Praha, 2008
ISBN: 978-80-207-1263-9
332 pages
Modern Fiction, Memoir

Rights sold:

German, Slovenian, Hungarian, Spanish, Egyptian, Polish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Italian, Albanian

This autobiographical novel tells the story of a woman whose life is turned upside down, and her fight to regain control.

Written in the form of diary entries, the author depicts the nightmarish experiences of an adoptive mother, whose two foster sons slide into delinquency at the onset of puberty. Using harsh honesty, she portrays how her dream of a large, well-functioning family dramatically falls apart.

The Year of the Rooster is a powerful, readable, witty, tough, and crucial book.
Vojtěch Varyš, Unborn
Finally, a book that cannot be laid aside, even after being finished. Finally, a text rolling rampantly, being swallowed quickly despite its very hot taste. The authentic diary entries have the incredible power of ancient drama, which, thanks to the author’s relentless fight for the sense of life, will perhaps allow her to experience catharsis in the end.
Tereza Marečková, Nový prostor

Other books by Tereza Boučková

Memoir, Modern Fiction
Memoir, Modern Fiction
Short Stories