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His Current Woman
by Jerzy Pilch
translated by Bill Johnston
Northwestern University Press, January 2002


A brilliant comic novel by Poland's foremost contemporary novelist. Pawel Kohoutek, veterinary doctor and incorrigible womanizer, looks out the window one day and sees his current woman crossing the lawn . . . There follows a series of increasingly desperate and hilarious attempts to conceal her presence from the bizarre collection of relatives and lodgers who live in Kohoutek's house. This is Pilch's first novel to be published in English translation. Jerzy Pilch won last year's Nike prize for his novel "Pod mocnym aniolem" (The Mighty angel). Czeslaw Milosz has called him "a very gifted writer . . . the hope of young Polish prose."

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