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This allegorical thriller describes the case of a convicted murderer, who persuades a young lawyer, Spat, to re-investigate his case. Seduced by the notion of justice Spat decides to murder the murderer. The author also wrote "The Assignment" and a play "The Visit".
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'The Swiss master of the astounding plot' --Sunday Times Crime Club
'It's not that Dürrenmatt always took the road less chosen, more that he carved out an entirely different and perverse path through the literary undergrowth' --Crime Time
'The novel has the most wonderful collection of strange and charismatic characters. Ingenious... original... challenging' --Nudge Books
Friedrich Durrenmatt began to write in 1947, steadily gaining a reputation as the foremost representative of the 'new generation' of German writers. Born in 1921 in one of the German-speaking sections of Switzerland, his work has now been widely translated, and his plays performed in Japan, South America and throughout Europe. His most recent novel was The Assignment.
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Book Description Picador, London, 1990. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First printing of this edition. First printing of this trade paperback edition. Translated from the German by John E. Woodds. A clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. Seller Inventory # 95914
Book Description Picador, 1990. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9780330308434