The Room and the Chair (MP3 CD)
Audible Studios on Brilliance, 9781522686125
Publication Date: July 26, 2016
February 2010 Indie Next List
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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An astonishingly original novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lorraine Adams, author of Harbor, winner of the LA Times Book Prize.
Here are fine-drawn, empathetic portraits of the often overlooked actors of America's infinite global war: the ridiculed night editor of a prestigious newspaper, an overburdened nuclear engineer, a duty-bound female fighter pilot, a religiously impassioned novice reporter, a sergeant major thrust into the responsibilities of a secretive command. Their longings and loyalties take us, in the course of one shattering year, from a forested city park, where child prostitutes set up business, to a Dubai hotel, where a desperate man tries to disappear; from the nighttime corridors of Walter Reed Hospital to the snow-thickened mountains of the Hindu Kush.
Told in language as stunning for its beauty as for its verisimilitude, The Room and the Chair dazzlingly bends the conventions of literary suspense to create an unforgettable, groundbreaking chronicle of today's dangerous world.