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The New Republic (Hardcover)

Author:  Lionel Shriver
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0062103326
ISBN-13: 9780062103321
Sku: 222288700
Publish Date: 3/27/2012
Pages:  373
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The acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist "So Much for That" probes the mystery of charisma--what makes certain people so magnetic, and how frustrating it is to feel overshadowed by a life-of-the-party who isn''t even there.
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Sent to a Portuguese backwater where a homegrown terrorist movement has recently emerged to replace a missing journalist, foreign correspondent Edgar Kellogg thinks this is the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself, but soon discovers that things are not what they seem. 50,000 first printing.
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Finished in 1998, THE NEW REPUBLIC by Lionel Shriver needed 14 years before it was ready for public consumption. Shriver wrote this book, which addresses the difficult topic of terrorism--a topic that experiences subtle shifts in the tenor of the discourse about it from year to year--while living in Northern Ireland. THE NEW REPUBLIC, however, is set on a fictional island off the coast of Portugal. Shriver adopts an interestingly psychological focus in her novel, as she deals with the charismatic power of leaders preaching violent reactions to perceived wrongs.

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"Shriver has acknowledged that her characters are 'hard to love," and she's right. But a wondrously fanciful plot, vividly drawn characters, clever and cynical dialogue, and a comically brilliant and verisimilar imagined land are more than compensation." (starred review) - Thomas Gaughan 02/01/2012

"The author can toss off a sharp sketch of a passing character in a phrase, and she's got a gimlet eye for what's phony, or affected, or even touchingly vain in human behavior." - Lisa Schwarzbaum 03/30/2012

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Product attributePublisher:   Harper
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