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    DescriptionA stunning psychological thriller about friship, drugs, and murder from the author of The Vanishing. Egon Wagter and Axel van de Graaf met when they were both fourteen and on vacation in Belgium. Axel is fascinating, filled with an amoral energy by which the more prudent, less adventurous Egon is both mesmerized and repelled. Even as a teen, Axel has a strange power over those around him. He defies authority, seduces women, breaks the law. Axel chooses Egon as a friend, a friendship that somehow ures over time and ends up determining Egon's fate. During his university studies, Egon frequents Axel's house in Amsterdam, where there is a party every night and women fill the rooms. Though Egon chooses geology over Axel's life of avarice and drug dealing, he remains intrigued by his friend's conviction that the only law that counts is the law he makes himself. Egon believes that Axel is a demonic figure who tempts others only because he knows they want to be tempted. By the time he is in his forties, Egon finds himself divorced and with few professional prospects. He turns for help to Axel, who sends him to Ratanakiri, a fictional country in Southeast Asia. Axel gives Egon a suitcase to deliver-and Egon never returns. Utterly compelling and resonant, The Cave is an unforgettable story of betrayal in the spirit of Tim Krabbe's remarkable first novel, The Vanishing,


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    Title
    The Cave
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Krabbe, By (author) Tim Krabb, Translated by Sam Garrett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374529161
    ISBN 10: 0374529167
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 839.31364
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FP
    Libri: I-FP
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    Compl. REV. and.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Publication date
    30 June 2003
    Author Information
    Tim Krabbe is the author of "The Vanishing" which was made into an award-winning film. "The Cave" was a bestseller in The Netherlands. He lives in Amsterdam.