Waiting Period (Marion Boyers)
In the second of this two-part conversation, the nightmare continues. After the success of Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby pursues his bleak vision. He is acclaimed in Europe but currently has no American publisher. The pessimistic comedy of his most-recent book may show why: can Americans be comfortable with a narrator who, in addition to being an assassin, believes God approves of and directs his actions?
Hubert Selby Jr.