cover image Immortality


Milan Kundera. Harper Perennial, $13.5 (345pp) ISBN 978-0-06-097448-0

Kundera (whose novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being has sold more than 600,000 copies in paperback) offers brilliant meditations on 20th-century life as he contrasts a comic love triangle involving Goethe with a modern-day trio of fictional Parisians. This BOMC selection spent 12 weeks on PW 's hardcover bestseller list. $100,000 ad/promo. (May)