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My Revolutionsby Hari Kunzru
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"Powerful" (New Yorker), "extraordinary" (New York Times Book Review), and "brilliant" (Entertainment Weekly) — you won't be able to put down this new novel by the award-winning bestselling author of The Impressionist.
Critics have compared him to Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Tom Wolfe, and Don DeLillo. Granta dubbed him "one of the 20 best fiction writers under forty." Now Hari Kunzru delivers his best novel yet.
Chris Carver is living a lie. His wife, their teenage daughter, and everyone in their circle know him as Michael Frame, suburban dad. They have no idea that as a radical student during the '60s he briefly became a terrorist — protesting the Vietnam War by setting off bombs. Until one day a ghost from his past turns up on his doorstep, forcing Chris on the run.
Mixing the public with the personal, concocting a volatile stew of politics, idealism, violence, isolation, and unrequited love, "My Revolutions" asks the question: What turns a radical into a terrorist?
Critics have compared him to Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Tom Wolfe, and Don DeLillo. Granta dubbed him aone of the twenty best fiction writers under forty.a Now Hari Kunzru delivers his afinest novel yet . . . bringing to the angry activism of the young in the late sixties all the suspense of a spy thriller.a (Lisa Appignanesi, author of Unholy Loves)
Chris Carver is living a lie. His wife, their teenage daughter, and everyone in their circle know him as Michael Frame, suburban dad. They have no idea that as a radical student in the sixties he briefly became a terroristaprotesting the Vietnam War by setting bombs around London. And then one day a ghost from his past turns up on his doorstep, forcing Chris on the run.
As Chris flees, he remembers his days as an isolated youth, hopelessly in love with Anna Addison, following her as she threw aside conventionality. Chrisas rival for Annaas affections, the charismatic Sean Ward, was the leader of the radical August 14th Group. Egging one another on, the three inched closer and closer to the edge, until the events of one horrifying night forced them apart, never to see one another again.
Gripping, moving, provocative, and passionate, My Revolutions brings to brilliant life both the radical idealism of the sixties and the darker currents that ran beneath it, the eddies of which still shape our history today.
About the Author
Hari Kunzru has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Commonwealth Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, and the Whitbread First Novel Award. He is the recipient of the British Book Award, the Betty Trask Prize, and the Somerset Maugham Award.
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