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Terrorist

By: Updike, John

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0141027843 / 9780141027845
Paperback
813.54
26/07/2007
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England
Contemporary classics
20 cm 310 p.
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Quiz No: 231095, Points 17.00, Book Level 7.70,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Alfred Knopf; London: Hamish Hamilton, 2006.

In his extraordinary and highly charged new novel, John Updike tackles one of America's most burning issues - the threat of Islamist terror from within.

Set in contemporary New Jersey, "Terrorist" traces the journey of one young man, from radicalism to fundamentalism to terrorism, against the backdrop of a fraying urban landscape and an increasingly fragmented community.

In beautiful prose, Updike dramatizes the logic of the fundamentalist terrorist - but also suggests ways in which we can counter it, in our words and our actions ...

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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