'The best novel to come out of America-or England-for a generation.' - V.S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books
With his wife away visiting her mother, Asa Leventhal is spending his time alone. One evening, attempting to find relief from a New York heat wave, he is accosted in a park near his home by a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses Leventhal of ruining his life. When his immediate, indignant denial has no effect, Leventhal gradually succumbs to the man's story and comes to believe that he has, in fact, caused the man irreparable damage. Unable to shake the stranger loose or stop his own self-doubts and suspicion, Leventhal descents into a nightmare of paranoia and fear.
'A king of Dostoyevkian nightmare . . . written with unusual power and insight.'
- The New York Times
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 17+ years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 30th November 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.7 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.181