The Hole in the Wall

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Told from the point of view of five contrasting narrators, The Hole in The Wall is a funny, touching and satirical tale of suburban disharmony.
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Published by Philistine Press
Words: 17,190
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458000835
About Clare Fisher

Clare Fisher lives in south London. She enjoys writing, reading and taking long aimless walks. She has been published in various magazines, including Notes from the Underground and The View From Here, and is studying for an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths.

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Review by: Paul Samael on Feb. 05, 2014 :
This is a very good short read. Caroline and Michael are middle class academics with a young son, Oscar. They live in a house with a hole in the wall – the mysterious contents of which are at the centre of this story. Oscar meets a girl called Treasure, of whom both his parents are rather wary, since she appears to come from a much more deprived background. Those concerns appear to be justified when Oscar starts having nightmares and goes missing from school. But the real mystery has to do with Treasure’s past and the reason she has been hanging around Caroline and Michael’s house. Cleverly told from 5 different perspectives but with a dark undertone to it, this reminded me in some respects of Ian McEwan's "The Cement Garden."

For a longer review, see: http://paulsamael.com/blog/the-hole-in-the-wall
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Review by: s4mT on Jan. 23, 2011 :
Fantastic! Each of the five characters has a deprivation that calls out to the reader. The story is a beautiful tragedy that will stay with you. Real, gritty but tender and collected.

The five characters add so much depth to the overall picture that I dare you to put it down after reading from one or two! Not a chance.

I thoroughly enjoyed this piece, which made me move through wide emotions - pain, sadness and shock all the way to smiles and joy. A mini masterpiece
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