Kertész, Imre Detective Story

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Detective Story

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Antonio Martens is a torturer for the secret police of a recently defunct dictatorship. Now imprisoned, he begins to recount his involvement in the surveillance, torture and assassination of Federigo and Enrique Salinas, a prominent father and son whose principled but passive opposition to the regime left them vulnerable to the secret police.

Preying upon the young boy's aimless life, the secret police began to position him as a subversive element, before they turned their attentions to his father. Once the plan was set into motion, any means were justified to reach the regime's chosen end...

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"A dark, disturbing novel, from a writer with a profound understanding of a dictatorship's inner workings" ( The Times)

"A sophisticated and brilliant dissection of nihilistic power" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"A powerful and troubling new novella" ( Daily Mail)

"Genuinely haunting and lyrical... memorable and thought-provoking" ( New Statesman)

"A suspenceful, bleak comic parable" ( Observer)

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Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész plunges us into a story of the worst kind, told by a man living outside morality.

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