Checkpoint

byJean-Christophe RufinTranslated byAlison Anderson

May 12, 2017|
Checkpoint by Jean-Christophe Rufin
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A novel of suspense and psychological tension set in the world of international humanitarian aid by a founder of Doctors Without Borders. The four men accompanying Maud, a young French idealist, on an aid convoy to Bosnia are very different from the cliched image of the humanitarian volunteer. One by one, they reveal the secret wounds that have brought them to this conflict zone and, mile by mile, the true nature of their cargo . . .Prize-winning author, Jean-Christophe Rufin offers up a powerful psychological literary thriller that asks vital questions about the role of humanitarian action in today''s world, bringing to light the most fundamental dilemmas of our age. As a new kind of violence insinuates its way into the heart of Europe, this novel asks whether it is more effective to take up arms against the enemy or attempt to counter violence with benevolent acts and enlightenment ideals. An enthralling, cleverly told novel." - Elle (France) "This taut thriller is distinguished by its literary polish and moral heft." - Publishers Weekly "This mix of well-crafted characters, psychological suspense, and the harsh realities of life in wartime results in a nail-biting, challenging literary thriller." - Kirkus Reviews "As a philosophical novel, Checkpoint is very engaging. . . . Gun battles, explosions, and fights all appear after the first one hundred pages. . . . Checkpoint is about the nature of modern warfare and the various definitions of humanitarianism." - New York Journal of Books "
Jean-Christophe Rufinis one of the founders of Doctors Without Borders and a former Ambassador of France in Senegal. He has written numerous bestsellers, including The Abyssinian, for which he won the Goncourt Prize for a debut novel in 1997. He also won the Goncourt Prize in 2001 for Brazil Red .
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Title:CheckpointFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.3 X 5.3 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.3 X 5.3 X 0.9 inPublished:12 mai 2017Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609453727

ISBN - 13:9781609453725

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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