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Translated by George Szirtes From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize In the darkening embers of a Communist utopia, life in a desolate Hungarian town has come to a virtual standstill. Flies buzz, spiders weave, water drips and animals root desultorily in the barnyard of a collective farm. But when the charismatic Irimias - long-thought dead - returns, the villagers fall under his spell. Irimias sets about swindling the villagers out of a fortune that might allow them to escape the emptiness and futility of their existence. He soon attains a messianic aura as he plays on the fears of the townsfolk and a series of increasingly brutal events unfold.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788166355
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Tuskar Rock
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 894.5114
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 250g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 27mm