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The Attackby Yasmina Khadra
Synopses & Reviews
From the bestselling author of The Swallows of Kabul comes this timely and haunting novel that powerfully illuminates the devastating human costs of terrorism.
Dr. Amin Jaafari is an Arab-Israeli surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv. As an admired and respected member of his community, he has carved a space for himself and his wife, Sihem, at the crossroads of two troubled societies. Jaafari's world is abruptly shattered when Sihem is killed in a suicide bombing.
As evidence mounts that Sihem could have been responsible for the catastrophic bombing, Jaafari begins a tortured search for answers. Faced with the ultimate betrayal, he must find a way to reconcile his cherished memories of his wife with the growing realization that she may have had another life, one that was entirely removed from the comfortable, modern existence that they shared.
"A genuine work of art." The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Gripping, dynamic....Both a fierce rendering of geopolitical tensions and a plea for peace." The New York Times
"An engaging glimpse into the kinds of stories we never hear on CNN." TimeOut Chicago
"A powerfully dark vision...of the [Arab-Israeli] conflict." The New Yorker
"This could prove to be a book of some importance owing to its fine technique and relevance to current world affairs." Library Journal
About the Author
Yasmina Khadra is the nom de plume of the former Algerian army officer Mohammed Moulessehoul. He is the author of six other books published in English, among them The Swallows of Kabul, In the Name of God, and Wolf Dreams. He lives in France.
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