Original title: Femme fatale
Druhé město, 2010
German, Braumüller Literaturverlag, 2011
A young writer - fatal, damned, bewitched; sexual escapades, cruel love affairs, pain and torment culminating in a lover’s suicide. These are only literary tools – the story is the master, everything else is subservient. Kateřina falls under the spell of writing, devoting her life to it unconditionally.
Femme fatale is a novel about creative freedom and its mysterious, oblique and deceitful guises. The first part is crudely realistic, the second surreally imaginative. Regardless whether taking place in concrete, Brno-based setting and in concrete, recent times - the book itself mightily transgresses both space and time.