The Traitor's Niche Paperback / softback
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZEAt the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the main square of Constantinople, a niche is carved into ancient stone.
Here, the sultan displays the severed heads of his adversaries.
Tundj Hata, the imperial courier, is charged with transporting heads to the capital - a task he relishes and performs with fervour.
But as he travels through obscure and impoverished territories, he makes money from illicit side-shows, offering villagers the spectacle of death.
The head of the rebellious Albanian governor would fetch a very high price.
A surreal tale of rebellion and tyranny from the master of European literature.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 18/01/2018
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781784873202
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