Title: The Tunnel
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Great Britain
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
"The Tunnel" is the confession of Juan Pablo Castel, a painter and convicted murderer, who tells how his tormented love for Maria Irebarne compelled him to stab her to death. With the relentless logic of obsession, he seals himself within his paranoia and is driven deeper into his "tunnel" with no light, no end, only a descent into hellish isolation. This book is the first of a trilogy and the feature film of "The Tunnel" will be premiered in 1988 in America (spring) and Europe (autumn). Ernesto Sabato was born in Argentina and in 1985 won the Miguel de Cervantes Prize (equivalent to the Nobel Prize for literature in Hispanic languages).
About the Author:
Ernesto Sabato was born in Argentina in 1911. He earned a PhD in physics before relocating to Paris. After World War II, he lost faith in science and began writing fiction, although he would burn much of his work. His three published novels are The Tunnel (1948), his masterpiece On Heroes and Tombs (1961) and The Angel of Darkness (1974). He also led the commission investigating those who disappeared during Argentina's Dirty War of the 1970s. Sabato died in 2011, two months before his 100th birthday.