He lived in Russia and worked as a computer specialist until 2001, when he was reunited with his mother in Prague. Gallego lived in Freiburg, Germany, later moved to the United States. He now resides in Washington District of Columbia. An abridged version of the memoir was read on the Book of the Week programme on British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4 in the week of March 20–24, 2006.
The book has also been translated into French (2002 by Aurora Gallego Rodríguez and Joëlle Roche-Parfenov, Actes Sud/Solin), Vietnamese, Swedish (2005 by Ola Wallin, Ersatz), Lithuanian (2005 by Andrius Šiuša), Polish (2005 by Katarzyna Maria Janowska, Wydawnictwo Znak), Hebrew (2008 by South Levin), Czechoslovakian (2009 by Denisa Šťastná, Revolver Revue), Georgian (2009 by Nino Bekishvili), and Esperanto (2010 by Kalle Kniivilä).