A young journalist sees a man slap a beautiful woman on the shore of the Danube. Intrigued, he follows the woman into the tangled streets of the city until he loses sight of her. A few days later a mysterious package arrives. As he delves deeper trying to decipher the contents, he finds himself unravelling a terrible conspiracy that seems destined to end in tragedy...
Intense...there is a genuine sense of danger and a fascinatingly twisty plot
Has the paranoid, hallucinatory feel of a mind slowly breaking down... It's a bold response to Serbia's bloodstained history
A masterpiece, a thrilling maelstrom of conspiracies and counter-conspiracies
Kafka for our times
Albahari is one of the great writers of this world and we do not know it, or not enough