The Year of the Rooster
Original title: Rok kohouta
Publisher: Odeon, Praha, 2008
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.
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.