The young woman Kristína does her manicure in a hotel room and puts on a face mask. She receives a phone call from her slightly hysterical mother who warns her about the unpredictible behaviour of her honeymooner, telling her that the young man is nice but suffers from a psychical handicap from the war and no one knows what may happen. The man meanwhile talks to the little Renatka on the deserted sandy beach. They float together on mattresses on the water and the man tells the girl a story about fish that swim into a hole full of bananas, eat them all, turn fat and cannot get back through the hole. Snatches of the shocking war experiences keep returning to the man’s mind. He has a swim with the little girl and then parts from her. The kid is alone and the man returns to the hotel. While Kristina is asleep, the man takes a gun from his suitcase and commits suicide.
J. D. Salinger (Den jako stvořený pro banánové rybičky /A Perfect Day for Bananafish/ – povídka)
Martin Čech, Pavel Prokop
Den jako stvořený pro banánové rybičky
The Best Day for the Banana Fish