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Quickie #Giveaway: The Wanting - Michael Lavigne

From the critically acclaimed author of Not Me, this powerful novel about an Israeli father and his daughter brings to life a rich canvas of events and unexpected change in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. In the galvanizing opening of The Wanting, the celebrated Russian-born architect Roman Guttman is injured in a bus bombing, causing his life to swerve into instability and his perceptions to become heightened and disturbed; he embarks on an ill-advised journey into Palestinian territory in search of the bomber's parents. The account of Roman's desert odyssey alternates with the vivacious, bittersweet diary of his thirteen-year-old daughter Anyusha (on her own perilous path, of which Roman is ignorant) and the startlingly alive witnessing of Amir, the young Palestinian who pushed the button and is now damned to retell his own life story while observing the havoc he has wrought from a shaky beyond. Enriched by flashbacks to the alluringly sad tale of Anyusha's mother, a famous Russian refusenik who died for her beliefs, The Wanting is a poignant study of the costs of extremism, but is most satisfying as a story of characters enmeshed in their imperfect love for one another, and for the heartbreakingly complex world in which that love is wrought.


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  1. i've been looking at this book Freda and added it to my TBR list. i hope i snag a copy! thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. This sounds like a powerful book. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
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