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Feminine Mystique

Josef Škvorecký

‘We were sitting in the warehouse waiting for Kadeĕábek‘.

Translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson

We were sitting in the warehouse waiting for Kadeřábek. From the church on the square came the sound of the organ and the wailing of the old women:

Josef Škvorecký

Josef Skvorecky was born in 1924. He left Czechoslovakia after the Russian invasion of Prague in 1968 and emigrated to Canada where he still lives. His novels include The Miracle Game (Faber/W.W. Norton) and The Engineer of Human Souls (Faber/Dalkey Archive Press).

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Translated by Paul Wilson

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