Markus Werner, translated from the German by Robert E. Goodwin
A psychological drama with a masterful, pulse-quickening plot revolving around two seemingly very different men, who have more in common than they know.
Thomas Clarin is a divorce lawyer whose profession has fostered a deep and abiding distrust of marriage, preferring instead to “play the field.” Thomas Loos is a somber widower intensely mourning his wifes death. With Clarins flirtatious, roving eye and Looss complete disenchantment with the world around him, it would seem these men had nothing in common. But after a fateful meeting in a crowded Swiss restaurant, the two strike up a conversation that unearths unnerving coincidences.
With brilliant ease, Werners meticulously rendered story begins quietly at first, then grabs its reader, refusing to let go. On the ...More »