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Our friend Stephen Miller reads from his new thriller The Messenger (Random House of Canada) this Friday, 3 August 2012, at Main Street. Free admission; cash bar; limited seating. Doors 6:30, reading 7pm sharp.
Via Random House:
"Stephen Miller’s potent immediate novel of a young terrorist loose on
the streets of the United States is perfect for the readers of
intelligent character-driven novels such as John Updike’s Terrorist and Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland.
In this harrowing exploration of a young woman’s mission, Daria has
been sent to America and she holds the power of life and death in her
hands. This is the story of two outsiders existing in the margins of
their respective worlds. They are two enemies of the state: Daria–born
in a refugee camp, raised in poverty, and Sam Watterman–a scientist who
told his government the things they didn’t want to hear and was
discredited, an ex-pat in his own country. Daria’s odyssey will bring
her to the United States, on a journey of vengeance. Watterman’s path
will take him from enforced obscurity into the war rooms of American
intelligence. In the next 16 days, Daria will learn to question
everything she has been taught. Watterman will learn that even evil has
a human face. This is the story of two people from opposite sides of
the globe, who did not know the other existed but who will affect each
other in profound–even devastating–ways."