In his stories, the author confronts the traumas of his early childhood not only by means of allusions to Gombrowicz and successful caricatures of the Silesian dialect, but also by plays on eroticism and motifs of dissatisfaction with life.
"Stories Overheard is an outstanding prose debut. This collection of short stories is artistically well thought-out and shows the starting-point for Mr Kuczok's prose, and perhaps his intended direction." (Henryk Bereza)
The book was nominated for the 2000 NIKE Award.