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978-0-393-05764-5 / 039305764X

Due Preparations for the Plague: A Novel

by Hospital, Janette Turner

Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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A major literary voice spins a psychological terror tale in the mode of John Le Carré.

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.

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