"EXQUISITELY HARROWING... Very strange and brilliantly conceived... A sort of metaphysical murder mystery... The murder will stand among the innumerable murders of modern literature as one of the best and most powerfully rendered". A mysterious and haunting tale of romance and murder, that begins with the marriage of a man and a woman in love. But when he inexplicably mistreats his beloved on the night of the wedding, he is in turn murdered by her brothers, and we are left with a strange sense of inevitability and passions gone terribly awry. From the Paperback edition.