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Terrorist By John Updike

Terrorist
by John Updike

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Set in New Jersey, this book traces the journey of one young man, from radicalism to fundamentalism to terrorism, against the backdrop of a fraying urban landscape and an increasingly fragmented community. Dramatising the logic of the fundamentalist terrorist, it suggests ways in which we can counter it, in our words and our actions.
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Terrorist by John Updike

In his extraordinary and highly charged new novel, John Updike tackles one of America's most burning issues - the threat of Islamist terror from within. Set in contemporary New Jersey, "Terrorist" traces the journey of one young man, from radicalism to fundamentalism to terrorism, against the backdrop of a fraying urban landscape and an increasingly fragmented community. In beautiful prose, Updike dramatises the logic of the fundamentalist terrorist, but also suggests ways in which we can counter it, in our words and our actions...

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About John Updike


John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of the New Yorker, to which he has contributed poems, short stories, essays and reviews. Since 1957 he has lived in Massachusetts. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Howells Medal.

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GOR001731877
Terrorist by John Updike
John Updike
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-08-03
320
0241143519
9780241143513
N/A
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