The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse

Ivan Repila
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A new B-format paperback edition of a visceral, highly original allegory of our modern world

'It looks impossible to get out,' he says. And also: 'But we'll get out.'Two brothers, Big and Small, are trapped at the bottom of a well. They have no food and little chance of rescue. Only the tempting spectre of insanity offers a way out. As Small's wits fail, Big formulates a desperate plan.With the authority of the darkest fables, and the horrifying inevitability of all-too-real life, Repila's unique allegory explores the depths of human desperation and, ultimately, our almost unending capacity for hope.

Author bio:

Ivan Repila (b. Bilbao, 1978) is a Spanish writer celebrated for the originality and depth of his prose. He worked in cultural management and as an editor, before turning to writing with his highly acclaimed debut novel, Despicable Comedy. The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse, his second novel, is his first book to appear in English.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781782272229
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin
Pub Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 128
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction