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From Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész comes this riveting novel about a torturer for the secret police of a Latin American regime who tells the haunting story of the father and son he ensnared and destroyed.

Now in prison, Antonio Martens is a torturer for a recently defunct dictatorship. He requests and is given writing materials in his cell, using them to narrate his involvement in the torture and assassination of a wealthy and prominent man and his son whose principled but passive opposition to the regime left them vulnerable to the secret police. Inside Martens's mind, we inhabit the rationalizing world of evil and see firsthand the inherent danger of inertia during times of crisis. A slim, explosive novel of justice railroaded by malevolence, Detective Story is a warning cry for our time.

About the Author

Imre Kertesz, who was born in 1929 and imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a youth, worked as a journalist and playwright before publishing Fatelessness, his first novel, in 1975. He is the author of Looking for a Clue, The British Flag, Kaddish for an Unborn Child, Liquidation, and Gallery-Diary 1961-1991. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002. He lives in Budapest and Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307279651
Author:
Kertesz, Imre
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Wilkinson, Tim
Author:
Wilkinson, Tim
Author:
Imre Kert
Author:
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Author:
Kerta(c)Sz, Imre
Author:
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Author:
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Author:
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Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Murders
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International Vintage International
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x .36 in .32 lb

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