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By Bohumil Hrabal

By means of the author Milan Kundera known as Czechoslovakia's maximum modern author comes a unique (now in English for the 1st time) peopled with eccentric, unforgettable population of a house for the aged who reminisce approximately their lives and their altering state. Written with a prepared eye for the absurd and sprinkled with discussion that captures the poignancy of the typical, this novel permits us into the brain of an aged girl coming to phrases with the passing of time.

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She frequently teased her friend for her intense attachment to him, yet she could scarcely imagine Amy’s life without her beloved pet. Her chest went hollow. But don’t panic. You’ll find him. You have to. ” she called in a high-pitched voice. ” Her head swam, more from fear now than anything else, as she scanned the area behind her cabin. Beyond the backyard, the land sloped upward toward a small white ranch house with a large garage to one side. Well, at least her new neighbor wasn’t out and about.

It was still unseasonably gorgeous out—sunny and seventy-five degrees—and her deck, located at the creekside end of the cabin, was calling to her. A book, some sunbathing—it sounded like exactly what she needed. Although as she pushed through the door, she realized, to her shock, that it felt a little weird for Mr. Knightley not to be there. She still thought he was the most spoiled brat cat she’d ever met, but maybe there had been something vaguely comforting about seeing him lying across the back of her sofa when she walked into the room, or licking his little white paw and raking it across his little cat face.

With lightly clenched teeth, she glared down at the cat in her arms. ” Tessa had spent the evening still taken aback by the whole encounter. Not only had she found out her neighbor was the mysterious Lucky Romo—he’d seen her nipples through her shirt, too. But she’d been at home, dressed for comfort. Clearly, she wasn’t yet used to having someone next door. She’d called Rachel right after the event—eager to share the news about her fiancé’s long-lost brother—yet she’d gotten voice mail. Her once Blackberry-addicted friend now frequently left her phone behind, and Tessa later remembered that Rachel and Mike had been traveling home from Florida yesterday anyway and were probably in transit at the time.

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