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Living under the legacy of their Jihadist father, the Pasha children know to keep their head down and mind their business, all the better to avoid scrutiny and suspicion. That is, until one of them commits a devastating and irreparable act of betrayal. Here is a luminous, charged account of an unshakeable familial bond; of the courage to stand, alone, for loved ones; to insist on the truth in the face of rampant rumors and orchestrated fallacies. Here, too, is an incisive and gut-wrenching reminder of the human lives caught in the politics of immigration and nationalism, of who belongs and who doesn’t, and of those who fall prey to the idea that there is an us and a them, or an us vs. them.
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ISBN: 9780735217683
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 15th, 2017

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Broken River opens with a cinematic scene: lights still on, dishes in the sink, cigarettes aglow in an ashtray and a couple fleeing with a child in the middle of the night. From who? Why? And what is the thing, inside the house, watching? Eleven years later, the house welcomes another couple with a child: a philandering husband and neglectful father, a frustrated wife trying to write her fifth romance novel, and a lonely daughter far too aware of her parents' flaws. What unfolds is a family drama ripe with the tensions of a broken family, narrated in a sprightly prose. Lennon twists this drama, subverting expectations, as the truth of what happened that night many years ago slowly reveals itself and the threat of violence stalks the family.

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ISBN: 9781555977726
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 16th, 2017

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Javier Mallarino is a Colombian political cartoonist whose work over the course of forty years “had turned him into a moral authority for half the country, public enemy number one for the other half,” able to, at the stroke of a pen “cause the repeal of a law, overturn a judge’s decision, [or] bring down a mayor…” Mallarino is confident in his legacy as his country’s gadfly. Until, that is, he meets a young woman whose uncertain recollection of a night at his house years ago forces him to question his supposedly unimpeachable moral authority. Reputations is an intelligent, complex examination of what it means to have a reputation. Vasquez explores the slipperiness of memory, as well as the thin, unstable line between reputability, respectability and their opposites.

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ISBN: 9781594633478
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 20th, 2016

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