(From the publisher):
Ten years have passed since the fall of Communism. B. a writer of high literary reputation whose birth and survival in Auschwitz defied all probability has taken his own life. Among his papers, his friend Kingbitter discovers a play titled Liquidation
in which he reads an eerie foretelling of the personal and political crises that he and B.'s other friends now face: having survived the Holocaust and the years of Communist rule, having experienced the surge of hopefulness that rose from the rubble of the Wall, they are left with little but a sense of chaos and an utter loss of identity.
King, bitter, desperate to understand his friend's suicide, begins a furious search for the novel he believes might be among B.'s papers and might provide the key. But the search takes him in unexpected directions: deep into his own memories and into those of B.'s exwife, Judith, the hidden corners of their lives revealed to themselves and to usat the same time as the mystery of B.'s life is slowly unraveled.
Original title: Felszámolás
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 20th Century
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Eastern Europe