With widely varying characters and plots, these seven short stories describe everything from a young Czech girl coming of age to an Imperial Chinese chef who is increasingly unable to be truly creative and venture beyond his previous experiences. The common thread running through the tales is the idea that one must accept one’s emotions and desires as being real, but only embrace the imagined as a way to find and express one’s true self.
Catbird Press; February 2000
- ISBN 9781936053209
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Fingers Pointing Somewhere Else
- Author: Daniela Fischerová; Neil Bermel (trans.)
Imprint: Catbird Press
In The Press
"A multilayered meditation on truths and fictions, innocence, curiosity, politics, and expressions of love both physical and imaginative." Prague Post, English Language Daily
About The Author
Daniela Fischerová is best known for her plays such as Dog and Wolf and Sudden Misfortune, which have been staged around the world. Neil Bermel teaches Czech and Russian at Sheffield University.