The title of Owen Egerton’s new novel refers to the idea that our earth is hollow – we live on its crust, just above another world accessible only through special ports at the North and South poles; protagonist Ollie and his friend Lyle are attempting to join an expedition to that fabled North Pole entrance. Egerton invokes a lot of things with this central metaphor – a grieving heart, modern life’s futility and the divine. But Hollow is also a fast-paced mystery/thriller following Ollie’s attempt to save a dying cancer patient. How much can a person take before suffering changes him?
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