Andrzej Tichý paints a delirious portrait of an excluded community of nomads, full of potent fuel and dancing to a different beat. Translated by Nichola Smalley.
From sprawling housing projects to underground clubs and squat parties, Wretchedness is a blistering trip through the underbelly of Europe’s cities. Powered by a furious, unpredictable beat, this is a paean to brotherhood, to those who didn’t make it however hard they fought, and a visceral indictment of the poverty that took them.
About the AuthorAndrzej Tichy was born in Prague to a Polish mother and a Czech father. He has lived in Sweden since 1981.
About the TranslatorA translator and lover of Swedish and Norwegian literature, Nichola Smalley is also publicist at And Other Stories - and an escaped academic.