Dinner at the Center of the Earth: A novel

Dinner at the Center of the Earth: A novel

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The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard.

A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship… (more)

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At the center of “Dinner at the Center of the Earth” is a young American schlemiel who bungles the enterprise of espionage. Motivated by solidarity with Zionist ideals he reveres, he inadvertently becomes complicit with atrocity. However, by taking a stand against injustice, he condemns himself to solitude and silence.

In Englander's brutal, beautiful masterpiece, it is such small moments that make up the breadth of history. In this book, they take our breath away.

Stories about the Promised Land, as this bold, compassionate, genre-hopping novel reminds us, have always traded in impossibility.

Book Details  

Publisher: Knopf (September 05, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 1022 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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