An architect in an unnamed city considers his life, his work, and the many-layered history of the city he and his family architects all have contributed to building. In the days after World War II during which American bombers destroyed much of what his father built he becomes a Stalinist planner and realizes that the power of the nobility, the wealthy and the bourgeois has been usurped by technocrats. Vanished by those technocrats into the communist underworld of torture and imprisonment, he is eventually released into a ...

The City Builder 2007, Dalkey Archive Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781564784698

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The City Builder 1987, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140099478

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