Discovery Monday: High Dive

When facing a new week, you deserve a new book.
This week on Discovery Monday, we feature a work by "a major new voice in British fiction" (The Guardian), Jonathan Lee's first novel to be published in the United States, High Dive

A bold, astonishingly intimate novel of laughter and heartbreak, Jonathan Lee's High Dive is a moving portrait of clashing loyalties, guilt and regret, and how individuals become the grist of history.

In September 1984, a bomb was planted at the Grand Hotel in the seaside town of Brighton, England, set to explode in twenty-four days when the British prime minister and her entire cabinet would be staying there. High Dive not only takes us inside this audacious assassination attempt—a decisive act of violence on the world stage—but also imagines its way into a group of unforgettable characters. Nimbly weaving together fact and fiction, comedy and tragedy, the story switches among the perspectives of Dan, a young IRA explosives expert; Moose, a former star athlete gone to seed, who is now the deputy hotel manager; and Freya, his teenage daughter, trying to decide what comes after high school. Over the course of a mere four weeks, as the prime minister’s arrival draws closer, each of their lives will be transformed forever.

The audiobook is narrated by Gerard Doyle and published by HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books. Listen to an excerpt! 


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