Marta Świderska-Pelinko, evaluated in Poland as the most cultivated writer among the women authors, presents herself in a book form in Slovakia for the first time. It is her second novel. This bestseller of the contemporary Polish literature was created on the basis of believable facts from which many haven’t been solved by English or Polish police up to now. The main heroine Jola decided to travel for work to England. Instead of expected paradise, she must face up to the obstacles mainly from her compatriots side. The novel offers a conflict of her simple-minded world and Polish underworld trading with cheap labour force in English setting. It mainly shows the controversies with the scum that irritate a perceptive reader. Image of Poland abroad, which takes one’s breath away. Author’s alter ego knows something about allusions to Hobbes’ assertion dog eat dog. Authentic story thanks to the confabulation crosses the boundaries of a document; it keeps its atmosphere and excitement from the beginning to the end. Masterfully managed dialogues, often in allusions, prove that it can’t be ranked into the category of popular literature, among the women’s novels. By its simple language, it is easily accessible to the widest mass of readers.
Pectus publishing house, Košice 2010
hardcover, number of pages: 198
format: 120 x 190 mm
wholesale price with VAT: 7,53 €
They wrote about the book
Etela Farkašová: Odvrátená strana raja
Veronika Folentová: Za hranicami a bez edenu