The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie: Three Novels
These three internationally acclaimed novels have confirmed Agota Kristof's reputation as one of the most provocative exponents of new-wave European fiction. With all the stark simplicity of a fractured fairy tale, the trilogy tells the story of twin brothers, Claus and Lucas, locked in an... show more
These three internationally acclaimed novels have confirmed Agota Kristof's reputation as one of the most provocative exponents of new-wave European fiction. With all the stark simplicity of a fractured fairy tale, the trilogy tells the story of twin brothers, Claus and Lucas, locked in an agonizing bond that becomes a gripping allegory of the forces that have divided "brothers" in much of Europe since World War II. Kristof's postmodern saga begins with The Notebook, in which the brothers are children, lost in a country torn apart by conflict, who must learn every trick of evil and cruelty merely to survive. In The Proof, Lucas is challenging to prove his own identity and the existence of his missing brother, a defector to the "other side." The Third Lie, which closes the trilogy, is a biting parable of Eastern and Western Europe today and a deep exploration into the nature of identity, storytelling, and the truths and untruths that lie at the heart of them all. "Stark and haunting." - The San Francisco Chronicle; "A vision of considerable depth and complexity, a powerful portrait of the nobility and perversity of the human heart." - The Christian Science Monitor.
Publish date: June 23rd 1997
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, French Literature
, World War II
, Hungarian Literature
Series: The Book of Lies - Twins Trilogy -3 (#1)
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Wow. Disturbing. Haunting. Fascinating. I didn't want to stop reading it. I wanted to turn around and start from the beginning again.I completely agree with goodreader Lorenzo Berardi's review, especially: "And then the second and the third part of the trilogy are a complicated mechanism in which ...
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