The Luxembourgh Gardens

Michal Ajvaz

Michal Ajvaz: The Luxembourgh Gardens

Original title: Lucemburská zahrada


Genre: novel


Publisher:

Druhé město, 2011


ISBN: 978-80-7227-312-6


Pages: 176


Awards:

Magnesia Litera - Book of the Year 2012


Foreign editions:

Russian (Globus, 2013), Croatian (Disput, 2015), Macedonian (Antolog, 2018)

Summary


The Luxembourg Gardens describes a sequence of events experienced by Parisian secondary-school teacher Paul in the summer holidays. In an absent-minded moment he hits the wrong key on his computer keyboard and misspells a single word; as a result, he spends the happiest and most terrible period of his life. The action of the novel is set in Paris, Nice, Nantes, New York State, Moscow, the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, Taormina in Sicily, and Lara, a town of the author’s invention.

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