High dive: A novel

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**Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times , Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle** "Devastating . . . Inspired . . . We make so many complex emotional investments in the lives of Lee's characters that it takes a monk's restraint not to flip to the very end of the book before you get there." --Jennifer Senior, New York Times In September 1984, a bomb was planted at the Grand Hotel in the seaside town of Brighton, England, set to explode in twenty-four days when the British prime minister and her entire cabinet would be staying there. High Dive not only takes us inside this audacious assassination attempt--a decisive act of violence on the world stage--but also imagines its way into a group of unforgettable characters. Nimbly weaving together fact and fiction, comedy and tragedy, the story switches among the perspectives of Dan, a young IRA explosives expert; Moose, a former star athlete gone to seed, who is now the deputy hotel manager; and Freya, his teenage daughter, trying to decide what comes after high school. Over the course of a mere four weeks, as the prime minister's arrival draws closer, each of their lives will be transformed forever. A bold, astonishingly intimate novel of laughter and heartbreak, High Dive is a moving portrait of clashing loyalties, guilt and regret, and how individuals become the grist of history.
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ISBN:
9781101874592
9780434023370
9781681680415
9781681680408
043402337
9781101874608
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.2, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 750L
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bombings -- England -- Brighton -- Fiction, Brighton (England) -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, FICTION / Literary, Fiction, Grand Hotel (Brighton, England) -- Fiction, Historical fiction, English, Northern Ireland -- History -- 1969-1994 -- Fiction, Provisional IRA -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, English, Terrorism -- England -- Brighton -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Thatcher, Margaret -- Assassination attempt, 1984 -- Fiction
title_display High dive
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title_short High dive
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topic_facet Assassination attempt, 1984, Audiobooks, Bombings, FICTION / Literary, Fiction, Historical fiction, English, History, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Suspense fiction, English, Terrorism, Thatcher, Margaret