The Albertsburg Judgement

The Albertsburg Judgment is a serialised novel told by three narrators: Judge Miriam O’Higgins, Judge John Manzini and the mayor’s wife, Jean. It is set in the imaginary mountain city of Albertsburg, which is the declining administrative centre of a previous regime. O’Higgins, who has been politically ‘redeployed’ there after displeasing the president, tells the story of the last case she will preside over: The State vs ‘the engineer of Albertsburg’.