Please come by the Penguin Bookshop on Saturday, October 4 between 12:00 and 2:00pm to meet author Jeffrey Condran, who will be signing copies of his novel PRAGUE SUMMER.
PRAGUE SUMMER is a riveting tale of ex-patriatism and espionage. This exhilarating story begins with Stefanie and Henry, a comfortably married American couple living in Prague; she works for the State Department, he is a rare book dealer. Their lives are routine and familiar—morning coffee at the same café every day, social events with the same small group of friends, a little too much to drink in the evenings, and a single episode of Poirot every night before bed.
Then comes the day when their lives are turned upside down with the arrival of Stefanie’s old friend from the States. Atfirst, it appears that Selma Al-Khateeb, whose husband has been mysteriously arrested and indefinitely imprisoned, has come to Prague to escape her problems back home, but soon her reasons for coming grow sinister and murky. Stefanie and Henry’s placid existence is upended in ways they couldn’t have imagined.
Jeffrey Condran is the author of the forthcoming story collection from Press 53, A Fingerprint Repeated. His work has been honored with several awards, including The Missouri Review’s 2010 William Peden Prize and Pushcart Prize nominations.