Why did the taxi crash on the autobahn in Vienna?
Who exactly were Besfort Y and Rovena, the mysterious couple who died after being flung from the back seat?
How was Besfort connected to the war in the Balkans? And why was his affair with Rovena clouded in jealousy and mistrust?
Who wanted them dead?
This is the story of the last forty weeks of their lives - a fever dream where love and obsession collide.
Born in 1936, Ismail Kadare is Albania's best-known poet and novelist. Translations of his novels have appeared in more than forty countries. In 2005 he was awarded the first Man Booker International Prize for 'a body of work written by an author who has had a truly global impact'. He is the recipient of the highly prestigious 2009 Principe de Asturias de las Letras in Spain.