Original title: Škrtiči bohyně Kálí
Genre: short stories
Druhé město, 2022
“Stranglers is my final book of short stories – my farewell to the form. For that reason, I have included the two stories I believe to be the best, most valuable and most important of all I have managed to write: The Flute and I, Loshaď”.
To these evergreens the author has added some completely new stories. Writings in hidden, out-of-the-way places are replete with suggestion, teasing allusion and secrecy. The fantastic is wedded with the real, emotion with ethos. Presented in startlingly rhythmical narrative, bizarre motifs embracing monsters and unforeseen specimens emerge from a veritable literary galaxy. The reader, rendered breathless by the pace of the collection, heaves a sigh of relief on completion: all this tension, passion and fear is only fiction, after all. Or is it?