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The story takes place in an unnamed city in an unnamed country. A bizarre hole appears where once there was a church. The inhabitants of the village are troubled by it. And they find no comfort in the secrecies of the authorities. At the same time even scarier events unfold: time begins to flow abnormally. When it is five o’ clock to one person, it may be three o’ clock to another, and eleven o’clock to a third. What happens to communication when time collapses?
The Horologist is written in a storytelling tradition commonly associated with writers of the southern European or Latin American traditions in which the fable’s subtext is infused with cultural commentary and everyman’s philosophic quandaries.
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