Christmas in Prague

Christmas in Prague

by Rick Pryll

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BN ID: 2940161778364
Publisher: Foolishness Press
Publication date: 11/19/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 336,316
File size: 485 KB

About the Author

Rick Pryll is an award-winning author and poet living in Charlotte since 2002. His latest book, The Chimera of Prague (Foolishness Press, 2017) was selected the winner of the 2018 New York Festival of Books in the Romance category.

Rick is a member of CharlotteLit and the Charlotte Writer’s Club. Most recently, Rick hosted a book marketing session called “Beyond the Book: engaging readers, creating super fans” as a part of the Author Talks series at CharlotteLit.

In support of his latest book, Rick held launch events in Charlotte and in Prague, the Czech Republic. Since November 2017, he has been invited to participate in author events in Kentucky, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and is actively seeking additional opportunities to speak and promote his book internationally and domestically.

First published to the web in 1994, his hyperfiction short story “LIES” has garnered praise from the Wall Street Journal, SHIFT magazine, and several other publications in print and online. It is cited in more than seven books, and has been translated into Spanish and Chinese.

From 1996 to 2002 Rick lived in Prague. While there he published two books including Displaced (Foolishness Press, 1998) and Wallow (Foolishness Press, 1999). His stories and poems have been featured on the pages of THINK and OPTIMISM.

Rick attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering by submitting a novella as his thesis. In 1991, he won MIT's Robert A. Boit Prize for Best Short Story.

Rick was born in Dunkirk, New York on the shores of Lake Erie. From the age of three, he grew up in Batavia, New York and graduated from Pembroke Central High School.

He lives with his wife, 2018 ArtPop Charlotte artist, Holly Spruck HMCAS, his two kids, Edie (13 years old) and Jack (11 years old), two cats and a puppy.

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Anonymous 4 months ago
Christmas in Prague is a great introduction to the next chapter of Joseph’s slightly neurotic, and romantic adventures in the Czech Republic that began with his forst novel The Chimera of Prague and we are allowed to observe the main character grow up a little and mature. This story begins during the holiday season and a surprise, as in a young woman; Karina whom the main character has his eye on is now a supermodel in a red fur hat and a bustier like a sexy Santa’s helper splashed on every marquee and magazine in town. “Krampus held his burlap sack open. He waved a piece of coal in my face. The angel in the push-up bra pushed forward, her hands folded together holding a basket of rock candy. A lace dress, sky blue eyeshadow and giant wings on her back. I reached out and took a piece of candy. “ This portion explaining a typical December street scene made me laugh out loud. It perfectly describes the way I feel when seeing an alternate view of a traditional religious holiday with the extra sex appeal thrown in that you’ll only find in that part of the world. It transported me there immediately. “I wondered if she’d smell like apple shampoo, like that day at the club months ago, or something different.” Ah Joseph hasn’t changed much from his last story, but at the very least he’s not saying these things out loud anymore. Then we see that he actually has changed. He turns a woman down. A gorgeous one who is more than willing to sleep with him with no strings. Only with talented author Rick Pryll would we have supermodels, Dr. Zhivago, traditional recipes as a bonus in the back of the book for Czech holiday food, a character named Naked Pete and Joseph’s mother on the phone talking about black sweatpants. If you enjoy literary fiction, ironic wit and realism delivered with a heaping spoonful of European culture. You will love this one. Veselé Vánoce. Merry Christmas.