Rivers of Babylon (novel)

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Rivers of Babylon
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AuthorPeter Pišťanek
TranslatorPeter Petro
CountryCzechoslovakia
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller
PublisherGarnett Press
Publication date
1991
Published in English
2007
Media typePrint
Pages259
ISBN978-0-9535878-4-1
OCLC180496688
LC ClassPG5439.26.I77 R5813 2007
Followed byMladý Dônč 

Rivers of Babylon is a 1991 thriller novel by Peter Pišťanek.

The plot focuses on the criminal underworld of Bratislava, Slovakia around the time of the Velvet Revolution. The characters - a collection of pimps, prostitutes and swindlers - are all seeking to make themselves a better life, which in each of their worlds means to deceive, use and destroy everyone around them. A villager, Rácz, is gradually caught up this world of greed, money and desire for power.

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A film of Rivers of Babylon was released in 1998 in Slovak. It was directed by Vladimir Balco and produced by Marian Urban. Music for the film was composed by Jaroslav Filip.

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