French edition of the novel Obrazy zo života M. (Scenes from the Life of M.)
M. is Marisia, a young woman who, following her mother’s death, decides to return to Slovakia from Vienna and to work as a nurse. The novel describes her memories of her mother dying and how she becomes a part of her partner’s family. The everyday and banal alternate with exceptional situations—Marisia meets a stepbrother she had known nothing about, for instance—but in the end it is the everyday which triumphs. The main theme of the narrative is family relationships: relationships both new and old, narrow and formal, important and worthless.