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The Resource Dinner at the center of the earth, Nathan Englander

Dinner at the center of the earth, Nathan Englander

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Dinner at the center of the earth
Title
Dinner at the center of the earth
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Englander
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner? A tour de force from one of America's most acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction"--
  • "A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner? A tour de force from one of America's most acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction"--
Summary
"A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner? A tour de force from one of America's most acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction"--
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576353
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DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
940
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Dinner at the center of the earth, Nathan Englander
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
966396731
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781524732738
Lccn
2017011795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966396731
Label
Dinner at the center of the earth, Nathan Englander
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
966396731
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781524732738
Lccn
2017011795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966396731

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