3 Oct 2015
The Fifth Dimension by Martin Vopěnka to be published by Barbican Press
Barbican Press is proud and excited to bring to the English speaking world Martin Vopěnka’s The Fifth Dimension, newly translated by Hana Sklenková. Out October 3rd 2015. The book is set partly in Prague, Czech Republic at the height of the country’s transition toward freedom and democracy, and partly in a remote region of the Argentine Andes. Jacob has left behind his family to take part in a demanding experiment. if he succeeds, he comes back with a small fortune.
Martin Vopěnka is a leading Czech novelist, compared to Kafka and Kundera but with a distinct voice of his own. He was born in Prague in 1963. He is a member of Czech PEN Club and chairman of the Association of Czech Publishres.
‘I loved it: simple as that. I started reading thinking I’d start with a few chapters and pace it over a week or two, but I found I couldn’t stop. A potent and haunting novel of black holes, solitude and the sublime, it is never less than immensely readable and absorbing.’
Adam Roberts, winner of the BSFA Award for Best Novel and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award
3 Oct 2015