Gaudeamus

by Richard


Translated by David Short

“All crimes, great and small, finally lead to murder.”

Based on real events.

The unloved wife of a doctor practising in Slovakia comes across his medical notes after his death. One ‘unofficial patient’ has severe problems coming to terms with the disappearance and murder of his childhood sweetheart. Set in Slovakia from the mid-1970s onwards, historical fact, murder, loss and mourning combine delicately in a tale of love, loss, redemption and joy.