The Unknown Terrorist

The Unknown Terrorist

By Richard Flanagan

Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802143549, 325pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2008

From the internationally acclaimed author of "Gould's Book of Fish" comes an astonishing new novel, a riveting portrayal of a society driven by fear. What would you do if you turned on the television and saw you were the most wanted terrorist in the country? Gina Davies is about to find out when, after a night spent with an attractive stranger, she becomes a prime suspect in the investigation of an attempted terrorist attack. In "The Unknown Terrorist," one of the most brilliant writers working in the English language today turns his attention to the most timely of subjects what our leaders tell us about the threats against us, and how we cope with living in fear. Chilling, impossible to put down, and all too familiar, "The Unknown Terrorist" is a relentless tour de force that paints a devastating picture of a contemporary society gone haywire, where the ceaseless drumbeat of terror alert levels, newsbreaks, and fear of the unknown pushes a nation ever closer to the breaking point.

About the Author
RICHARD FLANAGAN was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. His novelsDeath of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish (winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Overall Best Book)have been published in 26 countries. He also directed the feature film of The Sound of One Hand Clapping and most recently collaborated with director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) on the screenplay of Luhrmann s forthcoming epic, Australia.