The Unknown Terrorist

The Unknown Terrorist

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FROM THE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014

After a one-night stand with an attractive stranger, pole-dancer Gina Davies finds herself prime suspect in an attempted terrorist attack on Sydney. Hunted by the police, her face stares back at her on the unremitting 24/7 news cycle. She is soon running away from her dreams for a better life and witnessing every truth turn into a betrayal.

The Unknown Terrorist is a startlingly prescient novel that drums with the cadences of city life; where fear invades individual lives, pushing one woman ever closer to breaking point.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 234g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784702919
  • 9781784702915
  • 260,796

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A damn good story delivered with the glittering prose that only the rage of just moral anger can achieve. Flanagan's Australia is...a global expression of the unknown terrorist in us all
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A thriller of genuine importance...fired by passionate concern * Daily Telegraph * Genuinely thrilling. The Unknown Terrorist reads like the book of the film it will surely become -- Peter Conrad * Observer * A damn good story delivered with the glittering prose that only the rage of just moral anger can achieve. Flanagan's Australia is...a global expression of the unknown terrorist in us all * The Times * It grips from the very first page and forces you to read on to its explosive, tragic climax * Sunday Telegraph * Flanagan's a novelist and philosopher for our time * Daily Mail * Stunning... A brilliant meditation upon the post 9/11 world * New York Times * A terrific novel, maintained at fever heat * Guardian * Compelling and disturbing * The Economist *
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About Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting and The Narrow Road to the Deep North have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.
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1,877 ratings
3.15 out of 5 stars
5 11% (203)
4 28% (519)
3 36% (667)
2 18% (334)
1 8% (154)
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