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The Attack

Written by Yasmina Khadra
Translated by John Cullen


The Attack
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Category: Fiction - Psychological; Fiction - Family Life; Fiction - Cultural Heritage
Imprint: Anchor
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: April 2007
Price: $15.00
Can. Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27570-7 (0-307-27570-1)
Pages: 272
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From the bestselling author of The Swallows of Kabul comes this timely and haunting novel that powerfully illuminates the devastating human costs of terrorism.

Dr. Amin Jaafari is an Arab-Israeli surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv. As an admired and respected member of his community, he has carved a space for himself and his wife, Sihem, at the crossroads of two troubled societies. Jaafari’s world is abruptly shattered when Sihem is killed in a suicide bombing.

As evidence mounts that Sihem could have been responsible for the catastrophic bombing, Jaafari begins a tortured search for answers. Faced with the ultimate betrayal, he must find a way to reconcile his cherished memories of his wife with the growing realization that she may have had another life, one that was entirely removed from the comfortable, modern existence that they shared.

“Engrossing…audaciously conceived, courageously important [and] urgently humane, The Attack is Khadra’s best and most ambitious novel yet.” —The Los Angeles Time

“A genuine work of art.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Gripping, dynamic. . . .Both a fierce rendering of geopolitical tensions and a plea for peace.” —The New York Times

“A powerfully dark vision . . . of the [Arab-Israeli] conflict.” —The New Yorker

“An engaging glimpse into the kinds of stories we never hear on CNN.” —TimeOut Chicago



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Yasmina Khadra is the nom de plume of the former Algerian army officer Mohammed Moulessehoul. He is the author of six other books published in English, among them The Swallows of Kabul, In the Name of God, and Wolf Dreams. He lives in France.





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