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The moon in foil

ISBN: 9781803092546
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Seagull Books
Origin: GB
Release Date: January, 2024

Book Details

The Moon in Foil traces the stories of Petra, Natália, Anka, Mika, Juliana, and Jackie as they go out into the world in search of a better life-or maybe just a different one. In post-communist Europe, they have the freedom to study and work in places their parents couldn’t even have visited-Paris, London, Helsinki, and Budapest. But the reality of that “freedom,” they soon discover, is often nothing more than tedious work and poor living conditions. From close looks at the work of a housekeeper at a French hotel, a bartender at an Irish pub, a snowboarding instructor in Slovakia in the winter and an office worker in London in the summer, and a programmer in Helsinki, to explorations of larger topics such as marriage, divorce, and relationships, Zuska Kepplová’s novel is a millennials’ odyssey-a search for the self by the post-Cold War generation.