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Season of Betrayal (Hardcover, New): Margaret Lowrie Robertson
Season of Betrayal (Hardcover, New): Margaret Lowrie Robertson

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Season of Betrayal (Hardcover, New)

Margaret Lowrie Robertson

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Snipers, shelling, car bombs, suicide attacks. This is Beirut 1983, and Lara McCauley is an outsider in a city at war. Against this chaotic canvas, Lara tries to hold her marriage together, but her life is quietly falling apart. Lara and Mac arrive to take up his new posting, not long after the Marines are sent in as peacekeepers to help restore stability in this fractured land, but the Marines quickly become embroiled in Lebanon's political problems. Her husband, Mac, an American journalist, has his hands full with work and a new circle of comrades in arms at the Commodore Hotel. Lonely and scared, Lara increasingly seeks out the friendship of a Polish journalist, and their desperate affair sets into motion events with unforeseen, fatal consequences. A crisp, clear, tough voice reminiscent of Joan Didion's journalism. Her portrait of Beirut -- at once vivid and meticulous -- displays a reporter's gift for detail. --The Wall Street Journal A captivating journey into war-torn Beirut --Anderson Cooper Drawing on her years of experience as a foreign correspondent, Margaret Lowrie Robertson brings war-torn Beirut to life in this gripping debut....An exceptional first novel. For people who want to understand the roots of the anguishing story we're living through today in the Middle East. -- David Ignatius, columnist, The Washington Post A powerful story... --Publsihers Weekly Lara McCauley never wanted to go to Beirut. But in 1983, when her husband s career as a foreign correspondent brings her there in the midst of the civil war, she tries to make the best of it for the sake of her marriage. Unlike the other foreign visitors most of whom are hard-charging journalists like her husband Lara can t seem to find her footing in the chaotic city. Although she s relatively insulated from risk, she s as terrified of the frequent eruptions of violence as she is ashamed of her fear. Bored, lonely, and afraid, Lara defies her increasingly bullying husband by befriending a mysterious Polish journalist and beginning to work part-time as a broadcast film editor. But she is an inexperienced player in a dangerous game. As the U.S. Omission of presenceO in Lebanon rapidly morphs into something far more deadly, Lara unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events with devastating consequences.Drawing on her years of experience as a foreign correspondent, Margaret Lowrie Robertson brings war-torn Beirut to life in this gripping debut. --Library Journal (Starred Review)"

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Imprint: Tatra Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2007
First published: October 2007
Authors: Margaret Lowrie Robertson
Dimensions: 233 x 162 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 320
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-9776142-0-2
Barcode: 9780977614202
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-9776142-0-4

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