Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Book of the week - György Dragomán, The White King

The White King is the first novel by the Hungarian György Dragomán to be published in English. The novel is also the winner of the prestigious Sándor Márai Prize. It is set in an unnamed totalitarian, communist regime, based on the nationalist, Stalinist, poverty-stricken Romania of the 1980s where Dragomán grew up. Reviews this week have been very positive. Signed copies are likely to be uncommon. However, I was able to pick up a signed and dated copy today in Hatchards, Picadilly, for £14.99, and copies are also available from some of the main modern firsts dealers.

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