Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital

Due Preparations for the Plague

Janette Turner Hospital
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When the lives of two strangers become connected by the tragic loss of parents in a hijacked Paris-New York flight, they find themselves entangled in a web of terror, death, and betrayal.

Publisher Description

Janette Turner Hospital's electrifying novel chronicles the lives of two strangers connected by the tragic loss of parents in a hijacked Paris-New York flight. As an adult, Samantha, one of the children set free by the terrorists, has become obsessed with the hijacking. Under the guise of her senior thesis, she pulls Lowell, the son of a victim, into a web of terror, death, and betrayal that he has spent his adult life trying to forget. Hospital's electrifying 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.

Review
Unputdownable...does for the post-September 11 era what John le Carre did for the Cold War.

Author Biography

Janette Turner Hospital received Australia's Patrick White Award for lifetime literary achievement, and is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

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