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The Assault a novel by  translated by Andrew Hurley  Reinaldo - First Edition - 1994 - from Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 35218)

The Assault a novel

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The Assault a novel

by Arenas, Reinaldo, translated by Andrew Hurley

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ISBN 10
0670840661
ISBN 13
9780670840663
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New York: Viking, 1994. Hardcover. 145p., very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. Remainder mark to bottom page edges at heel of spine. The Cuban American author found an unsympathetic reception in the US. He developed AIDS before taking his own life in 1990.

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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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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
35218
Title
The Assault a novel
Author
Arenas, Reinaldo, translated by Andrew Hurley
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670840661
ISBN 13
9780670840663
Publisher
Viking
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1994
Bookseller catalogs
Gay Studies; Cuba; Hispanic American; Cuban American;

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