Iván Repila

The BOY WHO STOLE ATTILA'S HORSE

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A brave, original allegory of our modern world. 'It looks impossible to get out,' he says, '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. 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 is his second novel and is his first book to appear in English.
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73 printed pages
Original publication
2015
Publisher
Pushkin Press

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