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Título: The New Republic [SIGNED]
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, ON, Canada
Año de publicación: 2012
Encuadernación: Soft cover
Condición del libro: As New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
An as new, soft cover in French flaps first Canadian Edition, first printing with a full number line down to "1". SIGNED BY LIONEL SHRIVER ON THE TITLE PAGE. This is an "as new" copy with no markings whatsoever. Handout from the signing event is included. N° de ref. de la librería 001347
A former fat boy, Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. When he?s offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater that has sprouted a homegrown terrorist movement, he recognizes the disappeared larger-than-life reporter he?s been sent to replace, Barrington Saddler, as exactly the outsized character he longs to emulate. Infuriatingly, all his fellow journalists cannot stop talking about the beloved ?Bear? no longer lighting up their work lives. But all is not as it appears. Why, with Barrington vanished, do terrorist incidents claimed by the ?SOB? suddenly dry up?
A droll, playful novel set in an alternative past on a fictional peninsula called Barba, The New Republic is a fast-paced, plot-driven thriller. Addressing weighty issues like terrorism with a deft, tongue-in-cheek touch, Shriver presses the more intimate issue: what makes particular people so infuriatingly magnetic, when the rest of us inspire barely a shrug? What?s their secret? And who really has the better life the admired, or the admirer?
Disgruntled New York corporate lawyer Edgar Kellogg is more than ready to leave his lucrative career for the excitement and uncertainty of journalism. When he's offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater that has sprouted a homegrown terrorist movement, Edgar recognizes Barrington Saddler, the disappeared reporter Edgar's been sent to replace, as exactly the outsize character he longs to emulate.
Yet all is not as it appears. Os Soldados Ousados de Barba?"The Daring Soldiers of Barba"?have been blowing up the rest of the world for years in order to win independence for a province so dismal and backward that you couldn't give the rat hole away. So why, with Barrington vanished, do terrorist incidents claimed by the "SOB" suddenly dry up?
The New Republic addresses weighty issues such as terrorism withthe deft, tongue-in-cheek touch that is vintage Shriver. It also presses the more intimate question: What makes particular people so magnetic, while the rest of us inspire a shrug? What's their secret? And in the end, who has the better life?the admired, or the admirer?
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