I ran to my room and slammed the door. I dropped to my knees. I slid on my belly and stretched out my arms, my hands clawing at the linoleum. I cried out loud, rolling around, twisting like a worm on a fish hook.
“Dear God, don’t let this be true!”
I begged to the room, to God the Father, to anything listening.
Sounds came from my mouth, but they were bizarre—long, anguished animal wails. I felt surreal and desperate. My own noise was confirmation. It had really happened.
CELIA WAS DEAD.
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HOLE is a work of modern fiction based on a true love story. The author sends his readers into deeply troubled territory where madness mimics love and logic. Beyond the worst grief, HOLE commands controversial contemplation and advocates hope. Follow Luke’s restless journey to the bittersweet end.
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