Due Preparations for the Plague

Due Preparations for the Plague

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Baker & Taylor
When a single father is badgered by a woman who as a child had been on the same hijacked plane where his mother died, his life is transformed into a web of espionage and terrorism, making survival his number-one priority.

Norton Pub
A major literary voice spins a psychological terror tale in the mode of John Le Carre. Lowell, a single father, is haunted by the memory of a hijacked Paris-New York flight on which his mother was killed when he was a teenager. A stranger, Samantha, has recently begun harassing him with phone calls about information from declassified documents. She is obsessed with learning the whole truth about Air France 64. "I was on that flight. I was six years old. I have a right," she says. "What can be worse than not knowing?" Janette Turner Hospital's electrifying new novel is a tightly woven web of familial and national histories, of sexual and political passions, and of individual and national complicities in the age of terrorism. She probes with astonishing acuity the murky worlds of espionage and intelligence gathering, and the painful meaning of survival.

& Taylor

When a single father is badgered by a woman, who as a child had been on the same hijacked plane that caused his mother's death, life is transformed into a complex web of political intelligence, espionage, and terrorism, as his life spins out of control and survival becomes the number-one priority. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780393057645
Branch Call Number: FIC Hospital, J 2003
Characteristics: v, 401 pages ; 24 cm


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