Told almost exclusively through dialogue, Konfidenz opens with a woman entering a hotel room and receiving a call from a mysterious stranger who seems to know everything about her and the reasons why she has fled her homeland. Over the next nine hours he tells her many disturbing things about her lover (who may be in great danger), the political situation in which they are enmeshed, and his fantasies of her. A terse political allegory that challenges our assumptions about character, the foundations of our knowledge, and the making of history, Konfidenz draws the reader into a postmodern mystery where nothing -- including the text itself -- is what it seems.
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KonfidenzUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Novels by Chilean exile Dorfman (e.g., Mascara, LJ 9/15/88) have earned warm reviews. But most people probably know him best as the author of the Broadway play Death and the Maiden (LJ 4/15/92), whose ... Read full review
Review: KonfidenzUser Review - Sam - Goodreads
Intriguing, but leaves you with a sense of unfulfillment (if my memory serves me right). It is a very short read, but interesting. I should pick it up again to see if it is any better than I remember ... Read full review