The New Republic (Paperback)Lionel Shriver (author)
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A scalpel sharp political satire from the Orange Prize winning writer of We Need to Talk about Kevin.
`A superbly witty political satire' THE TIMES
Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. Leaving his lucrative career as a lawyer for the sexier world of journalism, he's thrilled to be offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater with a home-grown terrorist movement. Barrington Saddler, the disappeared larger-than-life reporter he's been sent to replace, is exactly the outsize character Edgar longs to emulate.
`The Daring Soldiers of Barba' have been blowing up the rest of the world for years in order to win independence for Barba, a province so dismal, backward and windblown that you couldn't give the rat hole away. So why, with Barrington vanished, do the terrorist incidents suddenly dry up?
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Praise for THE NEW REPUBLIC:
`It takes guts to write a satire about terrorism - and Lionel Shriver has guts. Shriver is an incisive social satirist with a clear grip on the ironies of our contemporary age' LA TIMES
`Shriver has the kind of cojones few English-language novelists possess, male or female' GLOBE & MAIL `The New Republic stands at the confluence of a number of fine comic traditions . . . we can only be thankful that Shriver got round to dusting down this comic tour de force for the outing it richly deserves' SUNDAY TIMES
`Written with intelligence, wit and pizzazz' DAILY MAIL
`She is one of the most magnetically compelling writers working today. Witty, caustic and worldly' WALL STREET JOURNAL
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