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The Unknown Terrorist By Richard Flanagan

The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan

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A blistering, razor-sharp portrait of a young woman's fight to clear her name - from the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014

The Unknown Terrorist Summary

The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan

FROM THE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014 Gina Davies is a 26-year-old pole dancer in Sydney. She's a flawed woman, racist and obsessed with money, who knows her role in a world built on deception: the dancers pretend to be excited, the men pretend that the women aren't pretending. But on the night after three unexploded bombs are discovered at a local stadium, Gina has a one-night stand with an attractive stranger. The next day, she has become a prime suspect in the investigation of an attempted terrorist attack. Now a wanted person, Davies witnesses every truth of her life twisted into a betrayal as she endures trial by an increasingly hysterical media. Suddenly, Gina's world of small, familiar deceptions has imploded into one where lies are out to destroy her.

The Unknown Terrorist Reviews

A tightly riveted, almost classic thriller. The narrative pace is fast, the characters deftly honed... This is a damn good story delivered with the glittering prose that only the rage of just moral anger can achieve. -- Rachel Holmes * The Times *
A thriller of genuine importance... fired by passionate concern. -- Toby Clements * Daily Telegraph *
A searing depiction of how bigotry feasts on rumour and prejudice... To have achieved this feat inside a razor-sharp narrative, with humour and a keen eye for the ironies of politics... is nothing short of brilliance. -- James Wood * Scotland on Sunday *
Funny, filmic and gripping. -- Sophie Ratcliffe * Daily Mail *
As accessible and timely as they come - an intense and thoughtful thriller set in a paranoid Sydney ablaze with terrorism fever. -- Jonathan Gibbs * Metro *
A terrific novel, maintained at fever heat. -- James Buchan * Guardian *
It grips from the very first page and forces you to read on to its explosive, tragic climax... This is a carefully patterned novel, full of surprises, that paints a devastating picture of the world today. It may be set on the other side of the planet but the punches it packs hit home - hard. -- Mark Sanderson * Sunday Telegraph *
Read this novel now, before it's too late for any of us to understand its message. * James Wood, Scotland on Sunday *

About Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan is the author of three novels which have all been published to international acclaim: Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould's Book of Fish. His latest novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the Man Booker Prize 2014. He lives with his family in West Hobart, Tasmania.

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GOR001386928
9781843545996
1843545993
The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2008-02-01
336
N/A
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