Marek Hlasko, born in 1934, was a representative of the first generation of writers to come of age in post-Holocaust Poland. Known for his brutal prose style, he fell out of favor with Communist authorities in the 1950s and spent the rest of his life as a wandering exile until his death in 1969. His translated works include the novels Killing the Second Dog, Eighth Day of the Week, Next Stop–Paradise, and The Graveyard, and a memoir, Beautiful Twentysomethings. His novel about Israel, All Backs Were Turned, will be published by New Vessel Press in December.
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Searching for the Stars

‘We were told that everybody has to watch.’ Harrowing fiction from Polish great Marek Hlasko, in a first English translation.

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