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- DescriptionFrom the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist SO MUCH FOR THAT comes a part parable, part adventure story about a group of foreign correspondents reporting from a nexistent peninsula of Portugal in the mid-1990s. 'A wondrously fanciful plot, vividly drawn characters, clever and cynical dialogue, anda comically brilliant and verisimilar imagined land ...the New Republic is simply terrific.' BOOKLISt Ostracised as a kid, Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. A disgruntled New York corporate lawyer, he's more than ready to leave his lucrative career for the excitement and uncertainty of journalism. When he's offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater that has sprouted a homegrown terrorist movement, Edgar recognises the disappeared larger-than-life reporter he's been sent toreplace, Barrington Saddler, as exactly the outsized character he longs to emulate. Infuriatingly, all his fellow journalists cant stop talking about their beloved 'Bear', who is longer lighting up their work lives. Yet all is t as it appears. 'the Daring Soldiers of Barba' (the SOB) have been blowing up the rest of the world for years in order to win independence for a province so dismal, backward and windblown that you couldn't give the rat hole away. So why, with Barrington missing, do terrorist incidents claimed by the SOB suddenly dry up? Part parable, part adventure story, the New Republic addresses weighty issues like terrorism with the deft, tongue-in-cheek touch that is vintage Shriver. It also presses the more intimate question: What makes particular people so magnetic, while the rest of us inspire a shrug? What's their secret? And in the end, who has the better life - the admired or the admirer?
- Author BiographyLionel Shriver's novels include the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.
- Author(s)Lionel Shriver
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Date of Publication01/04/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew South Wales
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintHarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Out-of-print date04/02/2015
- Weight450 g
- Width234 mm
- Height153 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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