Author(s): Krasznahorkai, Laszlo

General Fiction

Translated by George SzirtesIn 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.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781788166355
  • : Profile Books Limited
  • : TUSKER
  • : 0.255
  • : November 2020
  • : {"length"=>["19.8"], "width"=>["12.9"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Krasznahorkai, Laszlo
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 894.5114
  • : 304