Correspondents

Author(s): Tim Murphy

Fiction

Spanning the breadth of the 20th century and into the post-9/11 wars and their legacy, Correspondents is a powerful novel that centres on Rita Khoury, an Irish-Lebanese woman whose life and family history mirrors the story of modern America. Both sides of Rita's family came to the United States in the golden years of immigration; in her home north of Boston, Rita grows into a stubborn, perfectionist and relentlessly bright young woman. She studies Arabic at university and moves to cosmopolitan Beirut to work as a journalist and is then posted to Iraq after the American invasion in 2003.In Baghdad, Rita finds for the first time in her life that her safety depends on someone else, her talented interpreter, Nabil al-Jumaili, an equally driven young man from a middle-class Baghdad family who is hiding a secret about his sexuality. As Nabil's identity threatens to put him in jeopardy and Rita's position becomes more precarious as the war intensifies, their worlds start to unravel, forcing them out of the country and into an uncertain future.

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General Fields

  • : 9781529040272
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : 0.3
  • : January 2021
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : April 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tim Murphy
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 448