The Assault

The Assault

A Novel


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Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140157185
  • 176 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

In this, the final volume in the series of five novels that constitute his "secret history of Cuba", Reinaldo Arenas paints a harrowing, and at times boldly entertaining, Kafka-esque picture of a dehumanized people living in a world where homosexuality is a crime punishable by death and a cockroach hunt makes for a national holiday. Narrated by a hate-filled government torturer who has become an agent for the "Bureau of Counterwhispering"," The Assault follows his travels through a blackly humorous shadowland as he winnow out whisperers, sexual deviants, and dissidents of every sort–until memory has been banished and spoken language has been nearly forgotten.
The Assault

The Assault

Reinaldo Arenas, Translator: Andrew Hurley, Introduction by: Thomas Colchie

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