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SURVEILLANCE : A Novel (SIGNED)

Raban, Jonathan

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ISBN 10: 0375422447 / ISBN 13: 9780375422447
Editore: Pantheon, New York, 2007
Condizione: Very Fine Rilegato
Da Kathleen Simpson (Simi Valley, CA, U.S.A.)

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A 258 page thriller set in Seattle, Washington. SIGNED and dated by the author on the title page. New and unread. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Codice inventario libreria 14854

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Titolo: SURVEILLANCE : A Novel (SIGNED)

Casa editrice: Pantheon, New York

Data di pubblicazione: 2007

Legatura: Hard Cover

Condizione libro:Very Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Fine

autografato: Signed by Author

Edizione: First American Edition

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In the not-too-distant future, national identity cards are mandatory, and America has become obsessed with intelligence-gathering. The government’s scrutiny is omnipresent, civilians freely indulge their curiosity on the Internet, journalists pursue their investigations with relentless determination, and children both snoop on their parents and manipulate new technologies.

In Seattle, the unfulfilled actor Tad Zachary now performs mostly in the Department of Homeland Security’s fictional disaster scenarios, while his friend and neighbor Lucy Bengstrom struggles to support her eleven-year-old daughter, Alida, on a freelance journalist’s meager income–with their landlord providing additional threats. Then Lucy is assigned to write a profile of August Vanags, a retired professor turned best-selling author with his memoir of a childhood ravaged by World War II, but the validity of his account grows questionable, even as Lucy and Alida are charmed by both Vanags and his lonesome wife.

Everyone here is under surveillance or conducting it, and at risk of confusing what might be true for what actually is–a distinction not easily honored in a time of personal stress and widespread panic, when terrorist attack and literary fraud lurk around every corner. With precision and compassion, Jonathan Raban captures not only a peculiar period in our ongoing history but also a rich variety of lives caught up in fault lines that reach throughout society.

About the Author:

The author, most recently, of Waxwings and Passage to Juneau, Jonathan Raban was born in En-gland and since 1990 has lived in Seattle. His honors include the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association’s Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington.

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Modern Fiction and Mystery. New and used. Many signed. For further information, please contact me at 805-582-0162.

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