'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
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