The Willow Tree: A Novel

The Willow Tree: A Novel

Hubert Selby Jr.


Hubert Selby Jr., acclaimed writer of the vintage novel Last go out to Brooklyn, tells the strong tale of a unprecedented bond among an African-American youngster looking vengeance within the wake of tragedy and an previous guy who courses him towards redemption
Growing up in big apple City’s soul-killing South Bronx ghetto, Bobby, a tender black teen, has purely recognized violence, poverty, and despair. But there's one precise gentle in his existence: his female friend, Maria. On their option to tuition one morning, they're set upon by way of a vicious highway gang. Bobby, crushed bloody and mindless, survives, rescued by way of an outdated German guy who's himself a survivor of the Nazi demise camps. the fellow calls himself Moishe, notwithstanding he claims to not be Jewish, and he's taking the broken boy below his wing, made up our minds to aid heal his actual and mental wounds. An not likely friendship is born, bolstered by means of a shared feel of loss and life’s tragic injustices. yet Moishe’s message of studying to forgive the unforgivable falls on deaf ears, simply because there's a gap in Bobby’s center that in simple terms revenge can fill. Hubert Selby Jr.’s awesome novel is a devastating paintings of uncooked energy and stylistic brilliance that captures the soreness and worry of twentieth-century city lifestyles. Unflinching and unrelenting, within the vein of his acclaimed masterwork, Last go out to Brooklyn, Selby’s The Willow Tree is a depressing story tempered via wish: a narrative of affection, dying, rage, violence, and salvation. This booklet good points an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. together with infrequent photographs from the author’s property.

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