My Brother the Messiah

By Martin Vopenka

Category: Fiction, SciFi, Translation

Formats available: Paperback, Ebook

Pages: 257

Publication date: 11/02/21

ISBN-13: 9781909954472

ISBN-10: 1909954470

It’s 2096. Scientists work to protect a baking planet. What a drought-stricken Europe needs is rain. What it gets is a messiah.

Eli is born in a suburb of Prague. A rainstorm heralds the birth. Perhaps this messiah is for real. Eli’s father abandons the family to become the dictator’s right-hand man. Eli’s elder brother Marek guides Eli through his short and powerful life.

Can tales of a messiah be enough to heal a ravaged planet in which few babies are born? If so, Marek works with the zeal of a prophet. Aged 72, he’s still going strong. A new follower joins Marek’s community, young Natalia. She awakens the old man to the joys of the body. But what’s the worth of a human love when the environment is collapsing? Marek sets out to find his answer.

My Brother the Messiah is a story about daring to seed the future of our planet.

Reviews

‘Rivals Orwell’s 1984’ Digitimes

- Digitimes

‘Rivals Orwell’s 1984’

- Digitimes

Vopěnka has yet again produced a book that explores many pressing issues of the near future. Highly readable, beautiful and terrifying at the same time, it presents to us a future that may not be as distant as it may seem at first sight.”

- iLiteratura - Eliška Prokopová

‘An insider's guide to the world after the apocalypse.’

- Jaroslav Totusek, Lidovky

Vopěnka has yet again produced a book that explores many pressing issues of the near future. Highly readable, beautiful and terrifying at the same time, it presents to us a future that may not be as distant as it may seem at first sight.”

- Eliška Prokopová, iLiteratura

Martin Vopenka

The Jewish-Czech author Martin Vopěnka is one of the leading voices in world literature, writing with ‘with a deft and compellingly simple control of sentences that is reminiscent of both Kafka and Kundera’ – Choice. “Martin Vopenka is one of my favourite Czech writers because, like Milan Kundera, he is beyond geography. You can’t find one anecdote or joke in his works; he is not boasting about his sense of humour. He is a modern writer for people under forty who have realized that real life is elsewhere. His writings …