Konfidenz

Perfect | June 1, 2003

byAriel DorfmanIntroduction byAndrei Codrescu

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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.

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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...

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.

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Format:PerfectDimensions:177 pages, 8.02 × 6.54 × 0.56 inPublished:June 1, 2003Publisher:Dalkey Archive PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:156478293X

ISBN - 13:9781564782939

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"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