In the Name of the Father and Other Stories

Balla is often described as “the Slovak Kafka” for his depictions of the absurd and the mundane. In the Name of the Father features a nameless narrator reflecting on his life, looking for someone else to blame for his failed relationship with his parents and two sons, his serial adultery, the breakup of his marriage and his wife’s descent into madness. Against the backdrop of their stiflingly grey provincial lives, he completely fails to act against “the thing” growing in the cellar of the house he built with his brother. The book won numerous awards in Slovakia and in this edition is accompanied by three additional short stories, which share its unique dark humour, satire and truth.

Vydavateľstvo

Počet strán

129

Jazyk vydania

Anglický jazyk

Rok vydania

2017

Typ diela

Próza

Druh diela

83 Román. Novely. Poviedky

Originál

V mene otca

Jazyk originálu

Slovenský jazyk

Miesto vydania

London

Krajina vydania

Veľká Británia

ISBN

978-0-9933773-5-8

Druh väzby

Brožovaná

S podporou

LIC/SLOLIA

Autor doslovu

Marta Součková

Autor predslovu

Gábor Németh

Prekladateľ

Julia a Peter Sherwood

Debut

Nie

Autori