The Attack (Paperback)
From the bestselling author of The Swallows of Kabul comes this timely and haunting novel that powerfully illuminates the devastating human costs of terrorism.Dr. Amin Jaafari is an Arab-Israeli surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv. As an admired and respected member of his community, he has carved a space for himself and his wife, Sihem, at the crossroads of two troubled societies. Jaafari’s world is abruptly shattered when Sihem is killed in a suicide bombing.As evidence mounts that Sihem could have been responsible for the catastrophic bombing, Jaafari begins a tortured search for answers. Faced with the ultimate betrayal, he must find a way to reconcile his cherished memories of his wife with the growing realization that she may have had another life, one that was entirely removed from the comfortable, modern existence that they shared.
About the Author
Yasmina Khadra est l auteur de la trilogie "Les Hirondelles de Kaboul", "L Attentat" et "Les Sirenes de Bagdad". La plupart de ses romans sont traduits dans 42 pays. "Ce que le jour doit a la nuit" Meilleur livre de l annee 2008 pour le magazine LIRE et prix France Televisions 2008 a ete adapte au cinema par Alexandre Arcady en 2012. "L Attentat" a recu, entre autres, le prix des libraires 2006. Son adaptation cinematographique par le realisateur Ziad Doueiri sort le 1er mai 2013 sur les ecrans. Presente dans plusieurs festivals, le film a deja recu le prix du Public a Bastia et L Etoile d or a Marrakech.
John Cullen is Professor of Management Accounting at Sheffield Management School.
“Engrossing…audaciously conceived, courageously important [and] urgently humane, The Attack is Khadra’s best and most ambitious novel yet.” —The Los Angeles Time“A genuine work of art.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer“Gripping, dynamic. . . .Both a fierce rendering of geopolitical tensions and a plea for peace.” —Tne New York Times “A powerfully dark vision . . . of the [Arab-Israeli] conflict.” —The New Yorker“An engaging glimpse into the kinds of stories we never hear on CNN.” —TimeOut Chicago