The Mender of Destinies
This novel is set in modern-day Prague, around the life of a cast of characters who are regulars of a neighborhood pub – The Nine Dragons and a Sheep. The main protagonist, George Novak, is set the task of becoming a repairer of fortunes –or, as the novel is titled, The Mender of Destinies.
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The next afternoon. . .read more
The next morning. George stood outside Vera’s door and knocked softly – “Vera, it’s me, are you OK?”. . .read more
George is on the #9 tram – the last one of the evening. He’s been to the opening of an art show, met friends, and had a late dinner, topped off with cognac – now he’s both light-headed and light-of-heart – smiling.read more
That evening, Vera and George sat on the front deck of The Nine Dragons and a Sheep, having spent the afternoon blissfully rowing around on the river, feeding swans, taking turns with the oars, comparing childhood memories of Texas.
All was calm and quiet. And then . . .
The Vera-in-the-kitchen this Saturday afternoon was another version of Vera. Not the plain, shy young woman he first met in The Dragon. Not the sleek, confident business woman who dropped by most mornings. . .read more
“Here’s a cup of tea for you,” she said. She moved so quietly across the veranda on her bare feet that he was aware of her presence only when she spoke. . .read more
The next afternoon – The Dragons – George and Marcus again. “OK, Marcus, you left me hanging yesterday – let’s have it.” “A question: Who is the woman I see you with from time to time?”. . .read more
It’s late afternoon. George is once again in The Dragons. A man who looks a lot like Marcus Browning walks in the door. But this man has short hair, is clean-shaven, and is wearing a navy-blue suit, a white shirt, and maroon tie. . .read more
Ten days later. George is again in the Brno railroad station, waiting for his train back to Prague after a pleasant, but non-eventful encounter with very distant cousins. . .read more
Being a nostalgic romantic, George has a passion for traveling by train. The whole railroad experience is a step back in time for him. . .read more