Dinner at the Centre of the Earth (Paperback)Nathan Englander (author)
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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
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 133 x 200 x 20 mm
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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