Ślepnąc od świateł (“Blinded by the Lights”), translated by Marek Kazmierski, will be published by the British publishing house Legend Press. The English-language edition of Jakub Żulczyk's novel will premiere in spring 2020.
The protagonist of one of the greatest bestsellers of the Polish book market in recent years is a drug dealer Kuba. His clientele include politicians, celebrities, wealthy housewives, hip-hop stars, and Warsaw hipsters. Kuba rubs shoulders with a group of local gangsters led by Stryj (uncle – translator’s note), who, like him, has the same boss - Jack. The only person really close to him is his friend Pazina.
Kuba is tired of his life, so he buys two one-way tickets to Argentina. He's due to leave in a week's time, and there's just a few more things he has to do in the meantime. At the same time, Dario, an old-style gangster, is released from prison. Unexpectedly, their fates will cross paths, which will lead Kuba to confront his life and face difficult dilemmas.
Blinded by the Lights has also been retold as a highly acclaimed, eight-part series adaptation directed by Krzysztof Skonieczny.