The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. A castle at the foot of the Carpathian mountains in the 1930s. Two men, inseparable in their youth, meet for the first time in forty-one years. They have spent their lives waiting for this moment. Four decades earlier a murky, traumatic event - something to do with a betrayal, and a woman - led to their sudden separation. Now, as their lives draw to a close, the devastating truth about that moment will be revealed. Embers is a ...
The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. A castle at the foot of the Carpathian mountains in the 1930s. Two men, inseparable in their youth, meet for the first time in forty-one years. They have spent their lives waiting for this moment. Four decades earlier a murky, traumatic event - something to do with a betrayal, and a woman - led to their sudden separation. Now, as their lives draw to a close, the devastating truth about that moment will be revealed. Embers is a masterpiece - an unforgettable story of passion, fidelity, truth and deception.
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I've passed it on to several people, all of whom have been mesmerized as well.
Mar 26, 2008
what a story
Two old men have a dialogue about a woman. Who would have thought that this could be so interesting. A real page turner of a novel, you will want to know how it ends. Recommended.
Apr 30, 2007
This Hungarian writer comes to the fore with a thought-provoking conversation between two old men after not having seen each other for 40 years. Did they both love the same woman? Why did she not stay in touch with either of them if she might have been found out? From a philosophical point of view, the conversation could be seen as a monologue, but that in itself says something about human nature. You won?t be able to stop flipping the pages, and you definitely won?t notice that it?s a translation either.
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