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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.

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"A genuine work of art." The Philadelphia Inquirer

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"Gripping, dynamic....Both a fierce rendering of geopolitical tensions and a plea for peace." The New York Times

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"An engaging glimpse into the kinds of stories we never hear on CNN." TimeOut Chicago

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"A powerfully dark vision...of the [Arab-Israeli] conflict." The New Yorker

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"This could prove to be a book of some importance owing to its fine technique and relevance to current world affairs." Library Journal

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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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Elaine, December 19, 2008 (view all comments by Elaine)
This book was a fascinating look at the Middle East and how affected residents might view suicide attacks. It's well-written and has an engaging narrator, and I traveled along with him in his complete inability to understand what motivated someone so close to him to do something so inexplicable in his eyes.
'The Attack' is wonderfully-written and is engaging and an easy read. It has become one of my favorite books - I'd definitely recommend it!
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Judith Brink, December 19, 2007 (view all comments by Judith Brink)
I could not put this book down, well written easy to read and very thought provoking. Anyone that has travelled to Israel will find this book worth the read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307275707
Author:
Khadra, Yasmina
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Translator:
Cullen, John
Author:
Yasmina Khadra Translated by John Cullen
Author:
Cullen, John
Author:
Yasmina Khadra Translated by John Cullen
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Psychological
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.92x5.30x.59 in. .43 lbs.

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"Review" by , "An engaging glimpse into the kinds of stories we never hear on CNN."
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"Review" by , "This could prove to be a book of some importance owing to its fine technique and relevance to current world affairs."
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