A scalpel sharp political satire from the Orange Prize winning writer of We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. Leaving his lucrative career as a lawyer for the sexier world of journalism, he's thrilled to be offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater with a home-grown terrorist movement. Barrington Saddler, the disappeared larger-than-life reporter he's been sent to replace, is exactly the outsize character Edgar longs to emulate.
`The Daring Soldiers of Barba' have been blowing up the rest of the world for years in order to win independence for Barba, a province so dismal, backward and windblown that you couldn't give the rat hole away. So why, with Barrington vanished, do the terrorist incidents suddenly dry up?
A droll, playful novel, The New Republic addresses weighty issues like terrorism with the deft, tongue-in-cheek touch that is vintage Shriver. It also presses the more intimate question: What makes particular people so magnetic, while the rest of us inspire a shrug? What's their secret? And in the end, who has the better life - the admired, or the admirer?
Generi Romanzi e Letterature » Romanzi contemporanei » Gialli, mistery e noir , Hobby e Tempo libero » Umorismo » Libri per ridere e collezioni umoristiche , Gialli Noir e Avventura » Gialli, mistery e noir
Editore Harpercollins Publishers
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9780007459926 9780007459926