In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Posing as a water engineer to spy on al-Qaeda activity in the area, he now faces extreme privation, mock executions and forced marches through arid Somali badlands.

J. M. Ledgard was born in 1968. He is a foreign correspondent for
The Economist

in Africa.
"An ambitious narrative that is stark, serene and contemplative...[it] achieves the ultimate goal of any writer: it makes us pause and think, and think again" Irish Times "it's the only fiction I've read in the last few years that has left me open-mouthed" -- David Hepworth Word "Writing of awesome power. In a profound meditation on cruelty, pity, belief, art, science, hope, love and mortality, the novel's truths settle in your consciousness, perhaps never to be forgotten" Independent "JM Ledgard's eclectic and philosophical novel ranges far wider than this latest manifestation of the 'war on terror'... Ledgard creates a prose poem of ideas and images that hops and flits with inspiration" Metro "Submergence succeeds, and is immensely pleasurable, because Ledgard's magnetic north - though incessantly insisted on - is such an uncanny, inhuman and deathly place" -- Toby Litt New Statesman
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 208
Erscheinungsdatum 01.07.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-955538-4
Verlag Random House Children's Books
Maße (L/B/H) 20.1/13.1/1.5 cm
Gewicht 151 g
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