The Hole (Paperback)

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By Jose Revueltas, Amanda Hopkinson (Translator), Sophie Hughes (Translator)
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The Hole is a cross between Blood Meridian, Train Dreams, and Jean Genet’s works set in prisons. Yes, Revueltas fits all of that into into this little explosive seed. Reading it is about a four hour experience; one hour to read it and three hours to stare at a wall recovering from it.

Josh

— From The Hole

Description


Set in a Mexican prison in the late 1960s, The Hole follows three inmates as they plot to sneak in drugs under the noses of their ape-like guards. The inmates desperately need to secure their next fix, and hatch a plan that involves convincing one of their mothers to bring the drugs into the prison, inside her person. But everything about their plan is doomed from the beginning, doomed to end in violence...

Unfolding in a single paragraph, The Hole is a verbal torrent, a prison inside a prison, and an ominous parable about how deformed and wretched institutions create even more deformed and wretched individuals.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780811227780
ISBN-10: 0811227782
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: October 30th, 2018
Pages: 80
Language: English