Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Kingbitter, an editor at a publishing house on the verge of closure, believes himself to have been the closest friend of a celebrated writer and Auschwitz survivor, B, who recently committed suicide. Amongst the papers B has left him, Kingbitter finds a play entitled Liquidation that uncannily predicts the behaviour of B's ex-wife, his mistress and Kingbitter himself. As he obsessively reads and rereads the play, Kingbitter becomes transfixed with the idea that buried within these papers is B's great novel: the book that will explain his relationship with Auschwitz. Harrowing but also bleakly comic, Liquidation is both a literary detective novel and an exploration of how B's decision to end his life after surviving the horrors of Auschwitz affects those he leaves behind.

Buy Liquidation book by Imre Kertesz from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780099512745
ISBN-10: 0099512742
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Liquidation book by Imre Kertesz and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Imre Kertesz

Imre Kertesz was born in 1929 in Budapest. As a youth, he was imprisoned in Auschwitz and later in Buchenwald. He worked as a journalist and playwright before publishing Fateless, his first novel, in 1975. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002.

Books By Author Imre Kertesz

Dossier K by Imre Kertesz

Dossier K

Paperback, May 2013
$32.63
Holocaust as Culture by Imre Kertesz

The Holocaust as Culture

Hardback, April 2012
$25.83
Kaddish for an Unborn Child by Imre Kertesz

Kaddish for an Unborn Child

Paperback, September 2010
$16.89
Union Jack by Imre Kertesz

The Union Jack

Paperback, March 2010
$20.69