John Lanchester, 4 February 1988
Show More The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia Ozick.
Deutsch, 144 pp., £9.95, November 1987, 9780233981420Show More
The Birds of the Innocent Wood by Deirdre Madden.
Faber, 147 pp., £9.95, January 1988, 0 571 14880 8Show More
The Coast of Bohemia by Zdena Tomin.
Century, 201 pp., £11.95, October 1987, 0 09 168490 0Show More
“... that she can write movingly about buried grief: this novel proves her architectonic talents. Zdena Tomin is a Czech exile – a former spokesperson for the Charter 77 group – living in London, and The Coast of Bohemia is the second novel she has written in her adopted language of English. The story takes place during one winter in Bohemia, a cold ...”