Synopses & Reviews
Stoyo Petkanov, the deposed Party leader of a former Soviet satellite country, is on trial. His adversary stands for the new ideals, the leader for the old - or so one would think. But Petkanov is different. He has been given his day in court and he takes it with a vengeance, to the increasing discomfort and surprise of those around him.
A novel about the most dramatic political downfall of our time - that of Eastern Europe, told through the trial of a deposed communist party leader, Stoyo Petkanov. The author won the Prix Medicis with "Flaubert's Parrot".