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Exile: A Novel

by Ann Ireland

Dundurn Group | March 3, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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Short-listed for the 2002 Governor General''s Literary Award for Fiction and the 2002 Roger Writers'' Trust Fiction Prize

Rescued from the dangers he faces in a Latin American military dictatorship, writer Carlos Romero Estevez is given a new life in Vancouver. His rescuers, a benevolent group devoted to aiding oppressed writers, believe they''ve found a poster-boy. Carlos thinks he''s found a new life, new freedom, and new, powerful friends. But soon everyone''s illusions are dispelled, and Carlos finds life in exile to be a new kind of prison.

Now available in trade paperback format for the first time, Exile is the work of an author in full control of her considerable talents. Award-winning author Ann Ireland is the author of two previous novels: A Certain Mr. Takahashi (1985 - now available from The Dundurn Group), and The Instructor (1996). She teaches at Ryerson University, and is a past-president of PEN Canada.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 132 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0 in

Published: March 3, 2010

Publisher: Dundurn Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550024914

ISBN - 13: 9781550024913

I am always a sucker for a great love story. But set a great love affair against realities torn from today's headlines and the result is an irresistible read. In Exile, Richard North Patterson's latest blockbuster, our leading characters are David Wolfe and Hana Arif - two brilliant young lawyers who met and had a passionate and illicit affair while at Harvard Law School. Today, they are no longer together. David Wolfe is engaged to a woman clearly suited to be his perfect life partner and Hana is home where she belongs - living in the Gaza Strip with the militant and traditional muslim husband her history bound her to marry. But David has never quite forgotten how he felt about Hana. On a bright San Francisco morning David and his fiancée witness the assassination of the Prime Minister of Israel who is in America for a meeting with the President. Two days later David learns that Hana, who also happens to be visiting the US, has been charged with being the mastermind behind the assassination. Hana turns to David, the one person she knows. David knows that defending Hana will throw his life into chaos; but he can't bring himself to abandon the woman for whom he once would have given his life. He torments himself wondering about her. Could this kind and beautiful woman, who so dazzled him, actually be a cold-hearted killer? David is compelled to find out - perhaps because, more than anything else, he has never really given her up. In search for the truth, David goes to Israel, to Gaza, to the West Bank. He meets with players on all sides of the Israeli/Palestinian divide. He meets with intelligence members of the Mossad and the Shin Bet; he tracks down terrorist members of both Hamas and the Al Aqsa Brigade; and he listens to the stories of Palestinians and Israelis whose lives have been forever scarred by the history they share, but who know peace can only come with a true commitment to coexistence and with the elimination of terrorist activity. Bit by bit, he pieces together the truth and the story culminates in a tense and exciting trial. Richard North Patterson has done his homework. His goal is not to cast judgement. Rather he tells a story that humanizes and that grips us from beginning to end.

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Exile: A Novel

Exile: A Novel

by Ann Ireland

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 132 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0 in

Published: March 3, 2010

Publisher: Dundurn Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550024914

ISBN - 13: 9781550024913

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Short-listed for the 2002 Governor General''s Literary Award for Fiction and the 2002 Roger Writers'' Trust Fiction Prize

Rescued from the dangers he faces in a Latin American military dictatorship, writer Carlos Romero Estevez is given a new life in Vancouver. His rescuers, a benevolent group devoted to aiding oppressed writers, believe they''ve found a poster-boy. Carlos thinks he''s found a new life, new freedom, and new, powerful friends. But soon everyone''s illusions are dispelled, and Carlos finds life in exile to be a new kind of prison.

Now available in trade paperback format for the first time, Exile is the work of an author in full control of her considerable talents. Award-winning author Ann Ireland is the author of two previous novels: A Certain Mr. Takahashi (1985 - now available from The Dundurn Group), and The Instructor (1996). She teaches at Ryerson University, and is a past-president of PEN Canada.

About the Author

Ann Ireland is the award-winning author of two novels, A Certain Mr. Takahashi (which was made into the feature film, The Pianist), and The Instructor. She teaches at Ryerson Polytechnic University where she coordinates the Writing program in Continuing Education. She is a past-president of PEN Canada.

Editorial Reviews

Ireland''s prose creates a vivid character in the flawed figure of Carlosand Ireland has deep insight into the lives of exiles.
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