Synopses & Reviews
A clerk at the State Bank begins to notice that something strange is going on and money is disappearing. Meanwhile, he gets a couple guinea pigs, and at night, our hero begins to conduct experiments with the pets, teaching them tricks, testing their intelligence and endurance, and using some rather questionable methods to encourage the animals to befriend him.
A clueless bank clerk confused about basically everything "accidentally" tortures a couple guinea pigs.
About the Author
Ludvík Vaculík is the author of a number of number of novels and essay collections. One of the leading literary figures during the Prague Spring of 1968, his manifesto The Two Thousand Words led to his banishment from the Communist Party, the censorship of his writing, and decades of persecution.
Káca Polácková has translated numerous prominent Czech writer in addition to Ludvík Vaculík, including Josef Škvorecky and Bohumil Hrabal.