A brave, 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, stalked by madness and with no means of escape. Struggling for sustenance and clinging to sanity, Big forges a plan to free his little brother. Fast- paced and rich in metaphor, this extraordinary new story poses questions of fight, survival and solidarity when people are faced with devastation. Powerful, disquieting and highly original, Repila's unique allegory explores with bravery and emotion the depths of human desperation and, ultimately, our almost unending capacity for hope.
Ivan Repila was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1978. He worked in advertising, graphic design and editorial, before turning to writing with his highly acclaimed debut novel, Despicable Comedy. Celebrated in his homeland Spain, and praised for the originality and depth of his prose, his second novel, The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse is his first book to appear in English.
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