For decades the Magistrate has run the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement, ignoring the impending war between the barbarians and the Empire, whose servant he is. But when the interrogation experts arrive, he is jolted into sympathy with the victims and into a quixotic act of rebellion which lands him in prison, branded as an enemy of the state. Waiting for the Barbarians is an allegory of oppressor and oppressed. Not just a man living through a crisis of conscience in an obscure place in remote times, the Magistrate is an analogue of all men living in complicity with regimes that ignore justice and decency.
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ISBN
9780099465935
Publisert
2017
Utgave
1. utgave
Utgiver
Vendor
Vintage
Vekt
130 gr
Høyde
197 mm
Bredde
130 mm
Dybde
13 mm
Aldersnivå
Voksen
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet

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