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by Chris Cleave

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    Aug 2005, 256 pages
    Sep 2006, 256 pages

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A distraught woman writes a letter to Osama bin Laden. 1st Novel

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 blown apart.

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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