Like in Heaven, But Different
- Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
- When: November 7, 2019, 19:00 – 21:00
Lone wolves don’t only live in the Šumava. Aleš Palán, author of the bestselling Raději zešílet v divočině (Best to Go Crazy in the Wilderness), describes encounters with other solitary types living off the grid. He spent a year and a half visiting them in remote parts, from Chodsko to the White Carpathians, from the Jizera Mountains to the Beskids.
The book Jako v nebi, jenže jinak (Like in Heaven, But Different) includes an interview with a woman who has lived virtually her entire life in mountain solitude a few kilometres from the Slovak border. It also features a man who bought an old military vehicle 20 years ago and has holed up in it since then among the fishponds of southern Bohemia. We also visit the hermitage of a contemporary pilgrim, the Franciscan monk Anděl.
These encounters with Moravian and Bohemian loners are accompanied by singular outlooks, unrepeatable life stories and a good degree of natural mysticism.
The main guest will be photographer Johana Pošová, who took the pictures in the book, while the moderator will be Denisa Novotná.