Product ID: 7756

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Author: Sandor Marai
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 213
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143029150


An extraordinary story of love and friendship, of fidelity, pride and betrayal. Gripping and unforgettable, it is a masterpiece. This translation is part of a series of Editor's Choice - a hand-picked selection of the best contemporary books in print around the world.

In a castle at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, an old aristocrat waits to greet the friend he has not seen for forty-one years. In the course of one night, the two men will fight a duel of words, of stories, of accusations and evasions.

They were the closest of friends in their youth. Then a murky, traumatic event-something to do with thwarted intentions, and a gun-led to their sudden separation. They have spent the intervening years anticipating this moment, waiting for the devastating truth to be revealed.