Brilliantly, Adams pulls all the different threads together ... A strong and disturbing book
With its international scope [and] its constant play of literary ambiguity and genre suspense, Harbor feels more contemporary than almost anything else out there ... Convincing and utterly compelling
Harbor is a powerful, timely yet timeless novel, showing how those who are on the margins can be swept into the net of the 'war against terrorism'. Brilliantly evoked, beautifully written, it evokes the pain of exile and the invisible world of illegals, asylum seekers and crime, rarely understood, but providing the seedbed for alienation. A wonderful book vividly reflecting my own experience in the courts.
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A jet aircraft falls straight out of the sky into an island park in the heart of Washington, DC. But noone seems to have noticed. Well, almost noone … At the capital’s paper, the staff are in a frenzy, and the news, and ambition, can blind. In Washington’s other power centre, Will queasily watches videos of a beheading from Falluja while lamenting the loss of his best double-agent, eliminated by the Iranian authorities whose nuclear intentions he was reporting. But that agent, Hoseyn, might yet provide the missing pieces that will permit the jigsaw to be completed from beyond his own death …
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The Trials of Faisal Shahzad
Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist Lorraine Adams and Pakistani reporter Ayesha Nasir examine the life of Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American who attempted to detonate a massive car bomb in New York’s Times Square.