Konfidenz

by Ariel Dorfman
Introduction by Andrei Codrescu

Dalkey Archive Press | June 1, 2003 | Trade Paperback |

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Told almost exclusively through dialogue, Konfidenz opens with a woman entering a hotel room and receiving a call from a mysterious stranger who seems to know everything about her and the reasons why she has fled her homeland. Over the next nine hours he tells her many disturbing things about her lover (who may be in great danger), the political situation in which they are enmeshed, and his fantasies of her. A terse political allegory that challenges our assumptions about character, the foundations of our knowledge, and the making of history, Konfidenz draws the reader into a postmodern mystery where nothing -- including the text itself -- is what it seems.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 177 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 1, 2003

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 156478293X

ISBN - 13: 9781564782939

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Konfidenz

Konfidenz

by Ariel Dorfman
Introduction by Andrei Codrescu

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 177 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 1, 2003

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 156478293X

ISBN - 13: 9781564782939

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Told almost exclusively through dialogue, Konfidenz opens with a woman entering a hotel room and receiving a call from a mysterious stranger who seems to know everything about her and the reasons why she has fled her homeland. Over the next nine hours he tells her many disturbing things about her lover (who may be in great danger), the political situation in which they are enmeshed, and his fantasies of her. A terse political allegory that challenges our assumptions about character, the foundations of our knowledge, and the making of history, Konfidenz draws the reader into a postmodern mystery where nothing -- including the text itself -- is what it seems.

About the Author

Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean American novelist and playwright. His works include the Laurence Olivier award-winning play Death and the Maiden. His latest books are Other Septembers, Many Americas and the novel, Burning City, written with his youngest son Joaquin.

Editorial Reviews

"Dorfman uses the tension of an unstable political situation to force the reader into questioning his characters'' stated truths, as well as their motivations. Exhilarating for its finely tuned unfolding but somber in its conclusions, Konfidenz demands a fundamental reexamination of the nature of trust." -- Publishers Weekly

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