Golden Fly

Joanna Chmielewska
Golden Fly
  • VERS
    125 x 190
    360 pages
    ISBN 83-7127-037-2

The protagonist (who seems to have a good deal in common with the author) stumbles upon an amber-smuggling ring during her vacation at the Baltic seashore. Her subsequent adventures lead her into the secretive world of amber traders and jewelers, and through the various social strata of contemporary Poland, Germany and Russia. The writing offers Chmielewska's typically dynamic action and inventive language in a mode linking realism and the grotesque.