This is an excellent book and very well written. Sorry about talking about the plot but I guess most people who watch my videos have read Dürrenmatt anyway, so it doesn't really matter.
This book has an intriguing detail. It was published in 1951 (when Stalin was still alive) and one of the characters is a survivor of both Communist and Nazi camps. Dürrenmatt talks about the infamous prisoner exchange programme, the days before operation Barbarossa modern Russia wants to erase from its history. Go and ask any contemporary Russian which country started WW2. 99.99% will reply: "Nazi Germany." They still cannot accept the responsibility of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and the simple fact that they started WW2 together with Germany. Poland was also invaded from the east.
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