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Osama

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304 pages3 hours

Summary

Lavie Tidhar was in Dar-es-Salaam during the American embassy bombings in 1998, and stayed in the same hotel as the Al Qaeda operatives in Nairobi. Since then he and his now-wife have narrowly avoided both the 2005 King’s Cross and 2004 Sinai attacks—experiences that led first to his memorable short story “My Travels with Al-Qaeda” and later to the creation of Osama.

In a world without global terrorism Joe, a private detective, is hired by a mysterious woman to find a man: the obscure author of pulp fiction novels featuring one Osama Bin Laden: Vigilante…

WINNER OF THE 2012 WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL.

"An awesome book, dark, twisty alt-universe terrorist noir" - Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City

"Bears comparison with the best of Philip K Dick’s paranoid, alternate-history fantasies. It’s beautifully written and undeniably powerful." - The Financial Times

"Not a writer to mess around with half measures…brings to mind Philip K Dick’s seminal science fiction novel The Man in the High Castle." - The Guardian

"A strange, melancholy and moving refl ection, torquing politics with the fantastic, and vice virtuosically versa." - bestselling author China Miéville

"The author is young, ambitious, skilled and original. Osama is an ingenious inversion of modern history...excellent, evocative and atmospheric." - bestselling author Christopher Priest

"Intensely moving." - Interzone

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