"The real power of Liquidation
...lies in the corrosive intensity of Kertész's disillusionment and the fervency of his desire to communicate it to us...it's a quick read, a short afternoon's conversation with a wonderfully sharp old man" (Michael Faber Guardian
, suspenseful and bleakly comic, reads like a treatise on the mystery of the end of life and the mystery of suicide. I found it a compelling if deeply unsettling work" (Ian Thomson Independent
"When the Hungarian Kertész won the Nobel prize for Literature in 2002, few in Britain had even heard of him. Shame on us for our insularity - and hurrah for Harvill, the publisher that keeps us supplied with foreign masterpieces" (Kate Saunders The Times
"A readable and ultimately life-enhancing experience" (Simon Humphreys Mail on Sunday
"Kertész's bleakness is chilling and contains important truths" (Scotland on Sunday
A stunning novel from the 2002 Nobel prize Laureate in Literature; the story of a Hungarian writer whose death forces his circle of friends to confront their own terrible moment in history.