Embers is a masterpiece - an unforgettable story of passion, fidelity, truth and deception.
Sandor Marai was born in Hungary in 1900 and by 1930 was one of Hungary's leading novelists. Driven into exile in 1948 when the Communists came to power and banned his books, he lived first in Italy and then in America. He committed suicide in 1989.
Magnificent. A spellbinding [story] driven by intense passion * The Times * Beautifully realised. Passionate and compelling. Magical * John Banville, Irish Times * A lost masterpiece - a brilliant elegy on friendship, one of the most ambitious in literature * Observer *