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Gender, politics and social hypocrisy all come under scrutiny in this entertaining and enlightening novel. Pig Tales is a metamorphosis for the present day, a dark fable of political and sexual corruption, and a grim warning of what can happen in a society without a soul
Milan Kundera, translated by Michael Henry Heim
The Joke, Milan Kundera's first novel, of which Salman Rushdie wrote 'It is impossible to do justice here to the subtleties, comedy and wisdom of this very beautiful novel. The author of The Joke is clearly one of the best to be found anywhere.'