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Assault - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140157185

Cover of Assault 94 (ISBN 978-0140157185)
ISBN13: 978-0140157185
ISBN10: 0140157182
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 94
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1994
International: No

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Assault - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140157185

Reinaldo Arenas

ISBN13: 978-0140157185
ISBN10: 0140157182
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 94
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.

Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

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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