'Reading Spaceman of Bohemia reminded me of the thrill of unearthing Everything is Illuminated from the mound of entries to the Guardian First Book Prize' Claire Armitstead, Guardian 'I can honestly say I loved every page.
Every sentence. Spaceman of Bohemia is unforgettable: a work of breathtaking scope and heart, and a reflection of humanity that's raw and strange and profound and true.' Lisa McInerney, Baileys-Prize-winning author of The Glorious Heresies Set in the near-distant future, Spaceman follows a Czech astronaut as he launches into space to investigate a mysterious dust cloud covering Venus, a suicide mission sponsored by a proud nation.
Suddenly a world celebrity, Jakub's marriage starts to fail as the weeks go by, and his sanity comes into question.
After his mission is derailed he must make a violent decision that will force him to come to terms with his family's dark political past. An extraordinary vision of the endless human capacity to persist-and risk everything-in the name of love and home, by a startlingly talented young debut novelist.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 09/03/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781473639966