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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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An astonishingly original new novel by the award-winning author of Harbor (“Captivating”—The New York Times Book Review; “A great, gutsy novel . . . Outstanding” —Entertainment Weekly) that moves from a newsroom in the American capital to a cockpit over Afghanistan, from an Iranian cemetery to a military intelligence office in suburban Washington, as it explores a world of entwined conflicts and the way narratives about violence are told, twisted, hidden, or forgotten.

Here are fine-drawn, empathetic portraits of the often overlooked actors of America’s infinite global war: the ridiculed night editor of a prestigious newspaper, an overburdened nuclear engineer, a duty-bound female fighter pilot, a religiously impassioned novice reporter, a sergeant major thrust into the responsibilities of a secretive command. Their longings and loyalties take us, in the course of one shattering year, from a forested city park where child whores set up business to a Dubai hotel where a desperate man tries to disappear, from the nighttime corridors of Walter Reed Hospital to the snow-thickened mountains of the Hindu Kush.

Told in language as stunning for its beauty as for its verisimilitude, The Room and the Chair dazzlingly bends the conventions of literary suspense to create an unforgettable, groundbreaking chronicle of today’s dangerous world.

Synopsis:

A ridiculed night editor for a prestigious newspaper.

An overburdened nuclear engineer.

A female fighter pilot.

A religiously impassioned young reporter.

A sergeantmajor thrust into the responsibilities of a secretive command.

Moving from a newsroom in the American capital to a cockpit over Afghanistan, from an Iranian cemetery to a military intelligenceoffice in suburban Washington, The Room and The Chair by Lorraine Adams--award-winning author of Harbor--is an unforgettable, groundbreaking novel about the oftenoverlooked actors in today's dangerous world.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

An astonishingly original new novel by the award-winning

About the Author

\Lorraine Adams is a novelist, critic, and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist. Her novel Harbor won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, was a finalist for the Orange and Guardian First Book prizes, and was selected as a New York Times Best Book, as a Washington Post Notable Book, and as Entertainment Weekly’s Best Novel of the Year. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review and Bookforum and was a staff writer at The Washington Post for eleven years. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307592866
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Business & Economics : Decision Making & Problem Solving
Author:
Adams, Lorraine
Author:
Ludeman, Kate
Author:
Lorraine Adams
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100209
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
315

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The Room and the Chair
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Product details 315 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307592866 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A ridiculed night editor for a prestigious newspaper.

An overburdened nuclear engineer.

A female fighter pilot.

A religiously impassioned young reporter.

A sergeantmajor thrust into the responsibilities of a secretive command.

Moving from a newsroom in the American capital to a cockpit over Afghanistan, from an Iranian cemetery to a military intelligenceoffice in suburban Washington, The Room and The Chair by Lorraine Adams--award-winning author of Harbor--is an unforgettable, groundbreaking novel about the oftenoverlooked actors in today's dangerous world.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , An astonishingly original new novel by the award-winning
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