Count Luna


Author: Alexander Lernet-Holenia
ISBN: 9780241649541
Format: B-Format Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics

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The war is over but Alexander Jessiersky, a wealthy Austrian aristocrat and industrialist, is haunted by guilt over the neighbour he inadvertently sent to a concentration camp, Count Luna. What’s more, he is convinced that Luna survived – and is out to get his revenge. So begins a wild, weird cat-and-mouse chase that takes him and his shadowy nemesis through windswept valleys, eerie houses and, eventually, Rome’s catacombs, as an increasingly paranoid Jessiersky asks himself: will Luna stop at nothing to exact his bloody vengeance? Crazed, raging and darkly comic, Count Luna is a reckoning with postwar guilt, and an irresistible tale of the uncanny.

‘Like Kafka … Lernet-Holenia weaves his most intimate hopes and dreams … with exquisitely imagined detail’ Chicago Tribune

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Alexander Lernet-Holenia


B-Format Paperback


Penguin Classics