The Willow Tree Hubert Selby Jr.

ISBN: 9780714530246

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288 pages


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The Willow Tree  by  Hubert Selby Jr.

The Willow Tree by Hubert Selby Jr.
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Hubert Selby is probably one of the six best novelists writing in the English language.?Financial TimesBobby is young and black. He shares a cramped apartment in the south Bronx with his mother, his younger siblings and the ceaselessly scratchingMoreHubert Selby is probably one of the six best novelists writing in the English language.?Financial TimesBobby is young and black. He shares a cramped apartment in the south Bronx with his mother, his younger siblings and the ceaselessly scratching rats that infest the walls behind his bed. Barely a teenager, he is old beyond his years.

The best thing in Bobbys life is Maria, his Hispanic girlfriend. They are in love, and they have big plans for the summer ahead.Their lives are irrevocably shattered when a vicious Hispanic street gang attack the couple as they walk to school. With Bobby savagely beaten and Maria lying in hospital, terrified and engulfed by the pain of her badly burned face, The Willow Tree takes the reader on on a volcanically powerful trip through the lives of Americas dispossessed inner-city dwellers.Into this bleak and smouldering hinterland, however, Selby introduces a small but vital note of love and compassion.

When Bobbys bruised and bloodied body is discovered by Moishe, an aged concentration camp survivor, an unlikely friendship begins. As Moishe slowly, painfully, reveals his own tragic story, Bobby struggles angrily with his desperate need for revenge.Selbys place is in the front rank of American novelists ... to understand his work is to understand the anguish of America.?The New York Times Book ReviewAlso by Hubert Selby Jr available from Marion Boyars: Last Exit to Brooklyn, The Room, The Demon, Requiem for a Dream and Song of the Silent Snow.



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