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.
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