Due Preparations for the Plague

By Janette Turner Hospital
W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393057645, 401pp.

Publication Date: July 2003

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Hospital's electrifying new 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.

About the Author
Janette Turner Hospital grew up in Australia, makes her home in Kingston, Ontario, and has lived in the US, England, and India. She is the author of six novels; "The Ivory Swing" (1982) won the Seal First Novel Award. She has also published three collections of stories, a crime thriller, and a French novella. "Queen of Pentacles, Nine of Swords," which was a winner in the 1986 CBC Canadian Literary Awards, was published in "Isobars "1991"", a collection of her short fiction.
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