A triple arson in a small town becomes the symbol of the common danger and uncertainty threatening the world on the eve of the Second World War. Written in 1935 by one of the most distinctive figures in modern Czech prose, this novel received the prestigious State Prize for Literature in 1936. The problem of Jewish assimilation in Czech life is an ongoing theme throughout the pre-war works of this author, who migrated to the United States in 1949.
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