The Submission

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A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner's name - and discover he is an American Muslim. Instantly they are cast into roiling debate about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art, and the meaning of Islam. The memorial's designer is Mohammad Khan, an enigmatic, ambitious architect. His fiercest defender on the jury is its sole widow, the mediagenic Claire Burwell. But when the news of his selection leaks to the press, Claire finds herself under pressure from outraged family members and in collision with hungry journalists, wary activists, opportunistic politicians, fellow jurors, and Khan himself. All will bring the emotional weight of their own histories to bear on the urgent question of how to remember, and understand, a national tragedy.

Vorwort
Longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award - an astonishing debut novel from a major new voice in American fiction

Autorentext
Amy Waldman was co-chief of the South Asia bureau of The New York Times. Her fiction has appeared in The Atlantic and the Boston Review and is anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010. She lives with her family in Brooklyn. This is her first novel.

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'The Bonfire of the Vanities for our time' Booklist

A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terror attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner's name - and discover he is an American Muslim. Instantly they are cast into the roiling debate about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art, and the meaning of Islam.

The memorial's designer is Mohammad Khan, an enigmatic, ambitious architect. His fiercest defender on the jury is its sole widow, the mediagenic Claire Burwell. But when the news of his selection leaks to the press, Claire finds herself under pressure from outraged family members and in collision with hungry journalists, wary activists, opportunistic politicians, fellow jurors, and Khan himself. All will bring the emotional weight of their own histories to bear on the urgent question of how to remember, and understand, a national tragedy.

'The best 9/11 novel to date . . . a deeply thoughtful and moving account of the myriad ways in which, when the towers came down, the US psyche became a casualty too' Financial Times

'Panoramic in scope but thrillingly light on its feet . . .a gripping, deeply intelligent novel' Marie Claire

'An absorbing, accomplished debut . . .an intelligent, satisfying read' Sunday Times

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Produktinformationen

Titel
The Submission
Autor
EAN
9781446473269
ISBN
978-1-4464-7326-9
Format
E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber
Cornerstone
Genre
Sonstiges Belletristik
Veröffentlichung
18.08.2011
Digitaler Kopierschutz
Adobe-DRM
Dateigrösse
0.49 MB
Anzahl Seiten
416
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
Features
Unterstützte Lesegerätegruppen: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
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