Author: Sandor Marai
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.