Land Of Shadows

September 5, 2011|
Land Of Shadows by Stig Dalager
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The Jewish American-Danish lawyer, Jon Baeksgaard, and his Israeli born fiancée Eve, who works in a real-estate firm on the 86th Floor of the South-Tower of the World Trade Center are amongst the 9/11victims caught in the conflagration. He tries to rescue her from the building, and the events following a murder case he is conducting for the defence of a Moslem client bring him and the co-workers of his small East village office into the midst of a tense political situation. The natural fear and anger in the wake of 9/11 give rise to prejudice and the threat of compounding injustice arising through the public outrage committed against New York city. The love between Jon and Eve is of central to the story, which eventually leads the reader to Jerusalem and Hebron. "Dalager succeeds brilliantly in taking the reader into the inferno of the Twin Towers. .. As a lawyer striving for the cause of justice, Jon Baeksgaard is placed in a morally ambivalent situation, as he has to steer through the politically-motivated conflicts of our globalised world. A through and through interesting figure" Frankfurter Allgemeine "Dalager's political thriller is a triumph." Süddeutsche Zeitung "The 9/11 events and atmosphere are described with hypnotizing intensity." Sweden-Crime, Germany "A sensational thriller on a grand scale." Politiken, Denmark "A fantastic book which excels in handling a difficult theme." L'Univers des Livres, France "As world literature, Dalager has produced some of the best and most ambitious contemporary fiction of our time." Dagens Nyheter, Sweden "It's more than an outstanding story - it's a vision of our world." Golden-Globe Winner, American director, Rodrigo Garcia
Title:Land Of ShadowsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:294 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:294 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.62 inPublished:September 5, 2011Publisher:Arena BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1906791767

ISBN - 13:9781906791766

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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