A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers' reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales-meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal.
To read anything by Zweig is to risk addiction; in this collection the power of his writing-which, with its unabashed intensity and narrative drive, made him one of the bestselling and most acclaimed authors in the world-is clear and irresistible.
Each of these stories is a bolt of experience, unforgettable and unique.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Pushkin Press
- Publication Date: 29/10/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781782271772