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Dinner at the Centre of the Earth (Paperback)
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Dinner at the Centre of the Earth (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 14/06/2018
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'One of our most consistently brilliant, bold and funny writers' Dave Eggers
'His writing is liberal in every good sense of the word' Jonathan Franzen

A spellbinding thriller. A spy novel. A love story . . .

Prisoner Z, held at a black site in the Negev desert for a dozen years, has only his guard for company. How does a nice American Jewish boy from Long Island wind up an Israeli spy working for Mossad, and later, a traitor to his adopted country? What does it mean to be loyal? And what does it mean to be a traitor when the ideals you cherish are betrayed by the country you love?

'Englander is a wonderfully gifted writer' The Times
'One of the great voices of our time' Gary Shteyngart

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474607971
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 133 x 200 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I love that fiction such as this can make you experience so intensely those great subjects with which your real-life familiarity is so very slight * GUARDIAN *
In these shoots of individual compassion lie the reason Englander always wanted to write this book, and the reason you might wish to read it: hope. * SUNDAY TIMES *
Political thriller, absurdist farce, globetrotting romance: multiple forms jostle in a beautifully written take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
Nathan Englander's latest is, as usual, superb: a work of psychological precision and moral force, with an immediacy that captures both timeless human truth as well as the perplexities of the present day -- Colson Whitehead, author of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

In Englander's hands, storytelling is a transformative act. Put him alongside Singer, Carver, and Munro. Englander is, quite simply, one of the very best we have

-- Colum McCann
Z can do nothing but think of the past and where her life went wrong, revealed to the reader in a series of often gripping flashbacks * DAILY MAIL *
Englander tells the tangled truth of life in prose that, as ever, surprises the reader with its gnarled beauty -- Michael Chabon

Nathan Englander's fiction [is] always animated by a deep, vibrant core of historical resonance

-- Jennifer Egan
The depth of Englander's feeling is the thing that separates him from just about everyone. You can hear his heart thumping feverishly on every page -- Dave Eggers

Nathan Englander is one of those rare writers who, like Faulkner, manages to make his seemingly obsessive, insular concerns all the more universal for their specificity

-- Richard Russo
full of variety, vitality and passionate prose * TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT *

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“Funny, complex and provocative...”

Nathan Englander has penned a part political thriller, part spy, part love story with full of dark humour.

He develops memorable characters; the comatose Israeli general who hallucinates about his past life, a former... More

Hardback edition
6th August 2017
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“Give this story time to unfold”

Dinner at the Centre of the Earth is not my typical book. It is roughly based on current(ish) events between Israel and Palestine which brings with it a strong military angle (through the General and his deathbed... More

Hardback edition
5 similar books recommended
17th September 2017
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