The Valley of Unknowing
By Philip Sington
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393239331, 297pp.)
Publication Date: December 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Asked to appraise a mysterious manuscript, Bruno is disturbed to find that the author is none other than his rival. Disconcertingly, the book is good very good. But there is hope for the older man: the unwelcome masterpiece is dangerously political. Krug decides that if his affair with Theresa is to prove more than a fling, he must employ a small deception. But in the Workers and Peasants State, knowing the deceiver from the deceived, the betrayer from the betrayed, isn t just difficult: it is a matter of life and death. Now the celebrated author and secret Stasi informer is ready to confess
The Valley of Unknowing is both a moving and entertaining love story and a seductive thriller, one that pits the past against the future, commerce against creativity, and art against life."