The submission
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
299 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction has 2
Fiction Waldman
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year An Entertainment Weekly Best Novel of the Year An NPR Top Ten Novel of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year Esquire Book of the Year

A jury chooses a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack on Manhattan, only to learn that the anonymous designer is an American Muslim -- an enigmatic architect named Mohammad Khan. His selection reverberates across a divided, traumatized country and, more intimately, through individual lives. Claire Burwell, the sole widow on the jury, becomes Khan's fiercest defender. But when the news of his selection becomes public, she comes under pressure from outraged family members and into collision with hungry journalists, opportunistic politicians, and even Khan himself. A story of clashing convictions and emotions, and a cunning satire of political ideals, Amy Waldman's The Submission is a resonant novel for our times.

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English
ISBN:
9781250007575 (trade pbk.), 1250007577 (trade pbk.), 9780374271565 (alk. paper), 0374271569 (alk. paper)

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"When a Muslim architect wins a blind contest to design a Ground Zero Memorial, a city of eleven million people takes notice. Waldman, a former bureau chief for the New York Times, explores a diversity of viewpoints around this fictional event, bringing in politicians, businessmen, journalists, activists, and normal people whose lives--whether by happenstance, choice, or even due to their country of origin--get caught up in the controversy. Incredibly, she manages to keep all the balls in the air without ever fumbling. The story is moving and keeps the pages turning, but there are also bigger themes at work: of individuals versus groups; about the purpose of art, commerce, government, and journalism in society; of how people respond to grief and terror. The result is honest, compelling, and breathtaking."--Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Waldman, A. (2011). The submission. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Waldman, Amy, 1969-. 2011. The Submission. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Waldman, Amy, 1969-, The Submission. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Waldman, Amy. The Submission. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. Print.

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