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The room [electronic resource] : a novel / Hubert Selby, Jr.

Selby, Hubert. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781453235409 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 145323540X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, c2002.

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Summary, etc.: A viscerally affecting portrait of an incarcerated man who loses himself to dark fantasies of revenge In The Room, Hubert Selby, Jr., imaginatively and convincingly explores the inconceivable depths of madness. A small-time criminal sits alone in his cell, his mind radiating with sadistic thoughts of retribution against his captors and those who have failed him during his life. What follows is a deeply disturbing exploration into one of the darkest minds in American fiction—made all the more terrifying by the narrator’s flashes of humanity. The Room is Selby’s second novel—a tale so frightening the author himself couldn’t read it for decades after writing it. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby, Jr., including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from EPUB title page (OverDrive viewed, May 4, 2012).
Subject: Prisoners > Fiction.
Mentally ill > Fiction.
FICTION / General
Genre: Electronic books.

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