Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming
László Krasznahorkai, trans. from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet (New Directions)
The ruined Baron Bela Wenckheim is returning to his small Hungarian hometown, where schemers, con men, and a biker gang await, setting off a chain of chaotic events. Krasznahorkai establishes his own rules and rides a wave of exhilarating energy in this apocalyptic, visionary novel.