Driven to desperation by the hand the world has dealt him, the suicidal narrator of Waiting Period attempts to buy a gun to end his life. But a computer malfunction causes a delay with the gun license: a life-saving event that sees the man questioning why he should die when there are so many others he believes should go before him. Planning the perfect murder, he chooses a victim - a bureaucrat responsible for denying him his benefits - and discovers to his amazement that his plan works perfectly. But now this man has found his purpose in life, how far will he go with his mission?
In his final novel, Hubert Selby Jr. offers a shocking and fascinating examination of morality, murder and one man's personal war.
'When Selby decides to attack, it is with the shock of a practised mugger and with the speed and economy of a poet.' The Los Angeles Times
'His books fill you up with a mixture of bile and beatification. It's like reading the Bible without all the religious redemptive stuff.' Independent
When Selby decides to attack, it is with the shock of a practised mugger and with the speed and economy of a poet The Los Angeles Times Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists ... to understand his work is to understand the anguish of America New York Times Book Review
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 26th April 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.132