The Submission

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Zusammenfassung 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. Informationen zum Autor 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. Klappentext Paperback edition of Waldman's thought provoking novel about a competition to design a memorial for 9/11 in New York. The entries are anonymous! so controversy is caused when the winner turns out to be a muslim. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. '...a searching! cerebral novel with the pitch and pace of a thriller... Acute and exhilarating.' "Daily Mail"

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

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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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Titel
The Submission
Autor
EAN
9780099528241
ISBN
009952824X
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Genre
Romane & Erzählungen
Veröffentlichung
01.04.2012
Anzahl Seiten
385
Gewicht
297g
Größe
H201mm x B131mm x T27mm
Jahr
2012
Untertitel
Englisch
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