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Titre : American Subversive: A Novel
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2010
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
Language: English . Brand New. As the twenty-first century enters its second decade, foreign wars, the lingering recession, and a caustic political environment are taking their toll on Americans. But the party hasn t ended for Aidan Cole and his friends, a band of savvy, if cynical, New York journalists and bloggers who thrive at the intersection of media and celebrity. At wine-sodden dinner parties or in dimly lit downtown bars, their frenetic talk-of scoops and page views, sexual adventures, and trendy restaurants-continues unabated. Then, without warning, the specter of terrorism reenters their lives. A bomb rips through the deserted floor of a midtown office tower. Middle Eastern terrorists are immediately suspected. But four days later, with no arrests and a city on edge, an anonymous e-mail arrives in Aidan s in-box. Attached is the photograph of an attractive, young white woman, along with a chilling message: This is Paige Roderick. She s the one responsible. So begins an extraordinary journey into the dark soul of modern America-from a back-to-the-land community in the Smoky Mountains to a Weather Underground-like bomb factory in Vermont; from Fishers Island, isolated getaway of the wealthy elite, to the hip lofts of Manhattan s Meatpacking District. American Subversive is David Goodwillie s sharp and penetrating take on the paranoia of our times-and its real, untold dangers. In examining the connection between our collective apathy and the roots of insurrection, Goodwillie has crafted an intoxicating story of two young Americans grasping for a foothold in a culture-and a country-that s crumbling around them.With this debut novel, Goodwillie announces himself as a major new voice in American fiction. Expertly written, relentlessly suspenseful, and bitingly funny, American Subversive is both an unnervingly realistic tale of domestic terrorism and a perfectly observed portrait of Manhattan in the digital age. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781400147540
Synopsis : Aidan Cole and his friends are a band of savvy--if cynical--New York journalists and bloggers, thriving at the intersection of media and celebrity. They meet at loft parties and dive bars, talking of scoops and page views, sexual adventures and new restaurants. And then, without warning, a bomb rips through a deserted midtown office tower, and Aidan's life will never be the same. Four days later, with no arrests and a city on edge, an anonymous e-mail arrives in Aidan's inbox. Attached is the photograph of an attractive young white woman, along with a chilling message: "This is Paige Roderick. She's the one responsible." An astonishing debut novel, "American Subversive "is a "genuinely thrilling thriller" (NewYorker.com) as well as "an exploration of what motivates radicalism in an age of disillusion" ("The New York Times Book Review").
Critique: [A] smart, edgy, suspenseful first novel Goodwillie evokes life underground like a master--the tradecraft, the fraught group dynamics, the combination of discipline and paranoia, the longing for normality. "Kirkus"
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