Короткий перессказ книги Porcupine. His adversary, the prosecutor general, stands for the new governments ideals and liberal certainties, and is attempting to ensnare Petkanov with the dictators own totalitarian laws. But Petkanov is not beaten yet. Stoyo Petkanov, the deposed Party leader of a former Soviet satellite country, is on trial. He has been given his chance to fight back and he takes it with a vengeance, to the increasing discomfort and surprise of those around him. In this sharp, powerful novel Julian Barnes examines one of the most dramatic political downfalls of our times - that of Eastern Europe.