Waxwings

Product Number: EB00170376
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307430144
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

Jonathan Raban's powerful novel is set in Seattle in 1999, at the height of its infatuation with the virtual. It's a place that attracts immigrants. One of these is Tom Janeway, a bookish Hungarian-born Englishman who makes his living commenting on American mores on NPR. Another, who calls himself Chick, is a frenetically industrious illegal alien from China who makes his living any way he can. Through a series of extraordinary but chillingly plausible events, the paths of these newcomers converge. Tom is uprooted from his marriage and must learn to father his endearing eight-year old son part-time. Chick claws his way up from exploited to exploiter. Meanwhile Seattle is troubled by rioting anarchists, vanishing children, and the discovery of an al-Qaeda operative; it is a city on the brink. Savage and tender, visionary and addictively entertaining, Waxwings is a major achievement. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Jonathan Raban
Awards:2003-Fiction-Longlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007

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