The Box



The Pequod Review:

The Box has one of Rabe’s most memorable settings: the fictional North African city of Okar. “There is a pink and grey town which sits very small on the north edge of Africa. The coast is bone white and the sirocco comes through anytime it wants to blow through. The town is dry with heat and sand.” What follows is a tough and hardboiled story of the criminal underworld of Okar, as a New York mob lawyer is sent there by cargo box as a form of punishment. The city and the lawyer will both come to regret the meeting.