Windows on the World
By Frederic Beigbeder
(Miramax Books, Hardcover, 9781401352233, 320pp.)
Publication Date: March 30, 2005
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A daring yet moving evocation of the last moments for a father and his children on top of the World Trade Centre on September 11th. 'The only way to know what took place in the restaurant on the 107th Floor of the North Tower, World Trade Center on September 11th 2001 is to invent it.' Weaving fact and fiction, empathy and dark humour, autobiography and intellect, Windows on the World dares to confront the terrifying image that has come to define our world, the image onto which we project our fears, our compassion, our anger, our incomprehension. Beigbeder is a fierce, furious, infuriating chronicler of human iniquity and human suffering Frederic Beigbeder was born in 1965 and lives in Paris. He works as a publisher, literary critic and broadcaster. NB Frederic has an acute accent on each 'e'