WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2019: The defining master-work of the Man Booker International winner's spectacular career, now in paperback
'Baron Wenkcheim's Homecoming is a fitting capstone to Krasznahorkai's tetralogy, one of the supreme achievements of contemporary literature. Now seems as good a time as any to name him among our greatest living novelists.' Paris Review
Hailed internationally as perhaps the most important novel of the young twenty-first century, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming is the culmination of Laszlo Krasznahorkai's remarkable and singular career.
Nearing the end of his life, Baron Bela Wenckheim decides to return to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence. Spectacular actions are staged, death and the abyss loom, until finally doom is brought down on the unsuspecting residents of the town.
'I've said a thousand times that I always wanted to write just one book. Now, with this novel, I can prove that I really wrote just one book in my life. This is the book - Satantango, Melancholy, War & War, and Baron. This is my one book.' Laszlo Krasnahorkai
Laszlo Krasznahorkai is the author of five novels, including Satantango and Seiobo There Below, which won Best Translated Book Award in Fiction in consecutive years, and The Melancholy of Resistance, which won the 1993 Best Book of the Year Award in Germany. He was awarded the Man Booker International Prize in 2015, and his books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives in the hills of Pilisszentlaszlo in Hungary.
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