A grim fantasy has a palpably constructed setting for the discussion of freedom-people trapped in a Manhattan subway by...

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A grim fantasy has a palpably constructed setting for the discussion of freedom-people trapped in a Manhattan subway by explosions they suspect have demolished the city above. Art, a would be suicide, decides he wants a second chance, and is instrumental in saving a group he leads down through the subway. They meet another group led by a tyrant. Art revolts, is betrayed, but eventually gathers enough support for a successful revolution. The suspense setting lends impetus to a discussion of the evils of prejudice, inequality and power. Provocative.

Pub Date: March 18, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: John Day

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955