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The Room and the Chair

The Room and the Chair

(2010)
A novel by

 
From the award-winning author of Harbor ('Captivating . . . a virtuoso act of the imagination' - The New York Times Book Review), a major new novel about the human costs of power.

Moving from a cockpit over Afghanistan to a newsroom in the American capital, from an Iranian cemetery to a military intelligence office in suburban Washington, The Room and the Chair explores a world of entwined conflicts, and how narratives about violence are told, twisted, hidden, or forgotten.

Here is a fine-drawn, empathetic portrait of the often overlooked actors of America's infinite global war: the ridiculed night editor of a prestigious newspaper; an overburdened nuclear engineer; a female fighter pilot; a religiously impassioned novice reporter; a sergeant major thrust into the follies and responsibilities of a secretive command. Their longings and loyalties take us from forested city parks where child whores set up business, to a Dubai hotel where a desperate man tries to disappear, to the nighttime corridors of Walter Reed Hospital and the snow-thickened mountains of the Hindu Kush.

Bending the conventions of literary suspense to create a novel as intimate as it is muscular, The Room and the Chair is a groundbreaking chronicle of today's dangerous world.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Room and the Chair
Author(s): Lorraine Adams
ISBN: 0-307-27241-9 / 978-0-307-27241-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Room and the Chair
Author(s): Lorraine Adams
ISBN: 1-84627-238-6 / 978-1-84627-238-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

February 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Room and the Chair (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Lorraine Adams
ISBN: 0-307-47337-6 / 978-0-307-47337-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Room and the Chair
Author(s): Lorraine Adams
ISBN: 1-84627-237-8 / 978-1-84627-237-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Room and the Chair
Author(s): Lorraine Adams
ISBN: 1-5226-8612-6 / 978-1-5226-8612-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Room and the Chair
Author(s): Lorraine Adams
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Room And The Chair
Author(s): Lorraine Adams
Publisher: Portobello Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Room and the Chair
Author(s): Lorraine Adams
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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