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Davids Rache

David's Revenge

Published by Diogenes as Davids Rache
Original Title: Davids Rache
He had ticked his educational trip through beautiful Georgia off his list a long time ago. And also the hospitality offered by David Ninoschwili and his attractive partner, Matassi, who, however, had proved herself to be exceptionally obliging. He seems to remember that he had only just avoided great danger at that time. He, i.e. the committed senior teacher, Christian Kestner, happily married to a successful lawyer, the not so happy father of a son who recently has been fraternising with extreme right wing circles. The past catches up with Kestner seven years later: In the meantime there is civil war in Georgia and Ninoschwili announces his arrival in the West. Where will he live? According to the rules of Georgian hospitality with the person that he had put up in his home at an earlier date: Kestner. The family's reaction is one of open rejection. Kestner assures them it will only be for two, three weeks - and is completely mistaken. Their Georgian guest takes up mysterious activities and develops a great liking for Kestner's wife. The senior teacher's vivid imagination is triggered off, he begins to shadow the foreigner and to plot and scheme against him …

General Fiction, Crime fiction
304 pages
1994

978-3-257-06016-4

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»Kettenbach's narrative is a distinctive mixture of aloofness and tenderness, of humour and melancholy, but it is always exciting without losing its credibility.«
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
»Wonderfully terrifying novel from one of Europe's leading noir writers.«
Le Monde, Paris
»Kettenbach's narrative is a distinctive mixture of aloofness and tenderness, of humour and melancholy, but it is always exciting without losing its credibility.«
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
»Wonderfully terrifying novel from one of Europe's leading noir writers.«
Le Monde, Paris
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