Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming by László Krasznahorkai, translated by Ottilie Mulzet
From the publisher: “Nearing the end of his life, Baron Bela Wenckheim decides to return to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town’s alternately drab and absurd existence.”
About the author: In 2015, László Krasznahorkai became the first Hungarian author to win the Man Booker International Prize. Ottilie Mulzet is no stranger to Krasznahorkai’s work: She won the Best Translated Book Award in 2014 for translating Krasnahorkai’s Seiobo There Below.