All This Belongs to Me

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2443-1
Publication Date
August 2009
Categories
Page Count
208 pages
Trim Size
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
ISBN
0-8101-2443-2

All This Belongs to Me

A Novel
Petra Hulova

Petra Hulová became an overnight sensation when All This Belongs to Me was originally published in Czech in 2002, when the author was just twenty three years old. She has since established herself as one of the most exciting young novelists in Europe today. Writings from an Unbound Europe is proud to publish the first translation of her work in English.

All This Belongs to Me chronicles the lives of three generations of women in a Mongolian family. Told from the point of view of a mother, three sisters, and the daughter of one of the sisters, this story of secrets and betrayals takes us from the daily rhythms of nomadic life on the steppe to the harsh realities of urban alcoholism and prostitution in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. All This Belongs to Me is a sweeping family saga that showcases Hulová's genius.

About the Author

Petra Hulová was born in Prague in 1979 and has published five critically acclaimed novels in Czech. She won the Magnesia Litera Prize in the Czech Republic in 2002 for Pamet mojí babicce ("A Memoir for My Grandmother," here released as All This Belongs to Me).

Alex Zucker has translated two novels, numerous short stories and plays, poems, and song lyrics. His translation of Czech author Jáchym Topol's first novel, City Sister Silver (2000), was selected for inclusion in the 2006 guide 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. Zucker's most recent translation was a comic opera directed by Miloš Forman for the National Theater in Prague. He lives in Brooklyn.

Reviews

Winner of the American Literary Translators Association 2010 National Translation Award 

"All This Belongs to Me invites us into this singular universe created by Petra Hulvá, Mongolian but also abstract and timeless, filled with memorable female characters that resonate with the readers."
--World Literature Today

“. . . an acutely observed account — compelling despite its grimness — of the lives of its semi-nomadic subjects."--Times Literary Supplement