‘Ambitious, exciting . . . touches of Don DeLillo’ Daily Telegraph
‘A Kurt Vonnegut-like satirical touch’ New York Times
‘Inventive and heartfelt . . . packs a walloping punch’ Esquire
AdÃ©la, diagnosed with a terminal illness, leaves her Czech village for America to reunite with her daughter Tereza, now a scientist at a New York biotech company hellbent on curing mortality. Their reunion is short, and before Tereza can help her mother, AdÃ©la dies and her remains disappear.
But AdÃ©la’s spirit survives, restlessly watching over Tereza as she searches for the body on a journey that spans oceans and continents, through a world ravaged by corporate greed and political extremism. Witty and prescient, A Brief History of Living Forever is a vivid story of family connection prevailing in the face of societal collapse.
Praise for SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA:
‘Funny, human and oddly down-to-earth’ Guardian
‘A superb debut’ Literary Review
‘Booming with vitality and originality’ New York Times