This story was so strange, I don't even know what to say.
The story begins with a bunch of anonymous people taking part in an experiment. They do not have names, only numbers. They are not allowed to give each other any personal information. Their food is dropped down to them through PVC tubing.
That's all I'm going to say about the plot. This long novella was a skillfully told story. It weaves its words around the reader reeling them in without divulging enough clues to solve the mystery of this experiment. If you do not like ambiguous stories, this one is not the one for you.
I don't think the ending was ambiguous because I have a clear idea in my head of what the ending meant. It would be interesting to see what your thoughts are. Track me down when you're done reading it and we can discuss it!