From the book
jacket: A distraught woman writes a
letter to Osama bin Laden after her
four-year-old son and her husband are
killed in a massive (fictional) suicide
bomb attack at a soccer match in London.
In an emotionally raw voice alive with
grief, compassion, and startling humor,
she tries to convince Osama to abandon
his terror campaign by revealing to him
the desperate sadness"I am a woman
built on the wreckage of myself"and the
broken heart of a working-class life
Comment: Cleave's first novel caused considerable controversy when it published in the UK last summer on July 7th - by terrible coincidence, the same day that four suicide ...
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