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World is Round

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After years of dreaming of the countries beyond Czechoslovakia, Jitka crawls under a barbed-wire fence to freedom in Italy. She then finds herself in another kind of limbo, waiting for a visa in a refugee camp set incongruously among picturesque Austrian grape fields. Jitka is soon initiated into the mysteries of camp life - from the dangerous but seductive Hilton, home of...more
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Jenny
Aug 22, 2007 Jenny rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who thought of leaving the familiar
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A young woman cannot bear to endure the limits on her life in Communist Czechoslovakia. She is young and idealistic. Her passion for travel and adventure take her to a refugee camp in Austria where she waits for 2 years before she is accepted to immigrate to the United States. Most of the story takes place at the camp. You overhear conversations of other Czech & Slovak immigrants. You experience the good, the bad, and the ugly side of "freedom." A quick and facinating read.
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Iva Pekárková, česká spisovatelka, překladatelka a publicistka, se narodila v Praze roku 1963. Ve dvaadvaceti letech předčasně ukončila studium mikrobiologie na Přírodovědecké fakultě Univerzity Karlovy a emigrovala. Usadila se ve Spojených státech, kde se živila mimo jiné jako číšnice, sociální pracovnice nebo taxikářka. Své české prózy publikovala v exilových časopisech a psala i anglicky do řad...more
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