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by Sándor Márai

In a secluded woodland castle, an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but whom he has not seen in forty-one years. Over the ensuing hours host and guest will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations and evasions. They will exhume the memory of their friendship and that of the General's beautiful long-dead wife. And they will return to the time the three of them last sat together following a hunt in the nearby forest- a hunt in which no game was taken but during which something was lost forever.

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