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Knopf Publishing Group
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6.1 X 8.56 X 1.15 inches | 1.18 pounds

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About the Author
JOHN UPDIKE was the author of more than sixty books, eight of them collections of poetry. His novels, including The Centaur, Rabbit Is Rich, and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in 2009.
"Terrorist leaves the reader ripping through the book to its finale, desperate to find out what happens. . . . [A] compelling and surprising ride."--USA Today

"A chilling tale that is perhaps the most essential novel to emerge from September 11."--People (Critic's Choice)

"The startlingly contemporary story of a high school student in a crumbling New Jersey town whose zealous Islamic faith and disaffection with modern life make him a pawn in the larger conflict between Muslim and Christian, East and West. They also make him a powerful voice for Updike's ongoing critique of American civilization."--Time

"His best novel in years. Passionate, timely, fiercely detailed . . . Updike's eye is on the contemporary American condition, and it misses nothing."--The Providence Journal

"An emotionally daring novel . . . A riveting plot."--The Boston Globe

"The most satisfactory elements in Terrorist are those that remind us that no amount of special pleading can set us free of history, no matter how oblivious and unresponsive to it we may be. And that history, in disposing of empires, admits of no innocents and spares no one."--Robert Stone, The New York Times Book Review

"An arresting novel . . . A gripping and surprising resolution . . . The richest novel Updike has produced in some time, perhaps since Rabbit at Rest."-Chicago Tribune

"A soaring, beautifully nuanced work of fiction that both chills and touches the reader . . . A stunning work . . ."--The Charlotte Observer