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Frederic Beigbeder - Windows on The World (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

A daring, moving fictional account of the last moments of a father and his two sons atop the World Trade Centre on September 11 2001.

'The only way to know what took place in the restaurant on the 107th Floor of the North Tower, World Trade Centre on September 11th 2001 is to invent it.'

Weaving together fact and fiction, empathy and dark humour, autobiography and intellect, 'Windows on the World' dares to confront the terrifying image that has come to define our world, the image onto which we project our fears, our compassion, our anger, our incomprehension.

Beigbeder is a fierce, furious, infuriating chronicler of human iniquity and human suffering, and this book is a controversial, yet surprisingly humane attempt to depict the most awful event of recent memory.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
  • Published : 2004 (This Edition 2005 - Harper Perennial)
  • ISBN : 9780007184705
  • SKU : B003031
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'Powerful . . . the combination of banality and panic is quietly devastating. Affecting and disconcerting' - Financial Times.

'Beigbeder has set himself a mammoth task. Foreknowledge of the outcome removes any narrative tension and reality has outstripped fiction. Given these constraints, the author is remarkably successful.' - Sunday Express.

'Beigbeder's gripping apocalyptic novel . . . it is, on all levels, a stunning read.' - Publisher's Weekly.

'Beigbeder brings this off thanks to his electrifying intelligence and vaulting leaps of sympathy with all the victims - in the tower, the planes, and the unjust world beyond New York.' - The Independent.

'I found this book to be very bold. It is the first 9/11 novel I have read that has tackled the subject with dark humour and as such it makes it stand out above the rest. It truly captures the horror faced by the everyday man in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.' - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Frédéric Beigbeder is a French writer, literary critic and television presenter. He won the Prix Interallié in 2003 for his novel Windows on the World and the Prix Renaudot in 2009 for his book Un roman français. He is also the creator of the Flore and Sade Awards.

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