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Extraordinary Renditions

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Set in Budapest - a city marked by its rich cultural heritage, the scars of empire, the fresher wounds of industry, and the collateral damage of globalism - Extraordinary Renditions is the sweeping story of three equally tarnished expatriates.

World-renowned composer and Holocaust survivor Lajos Harkályi has returned to Hungary to debut his final opera and share his mother's parting gift, the melody from a lullaby she sang as he was forced to leave his Hungarian home for the infamous Czech concentration camp Terezín.

Private First Class Jonathan "Brutus" Gibson is being blackmailed by his commanding officer at the US Army base in Hungary, one of the infamous black-sites of the global War on Terror, and he must decide between going AWOL or risking his life to make an illegal firearms deal in Budapest.

Aspiring musician Melanie Scholes is preparing for the most important performance of her career as a violinist in Harkályi's opera, but before she takes the stage she must extricate herself from a failing relationship and the inertia that threatens to consume her future.

As the book reaches a crescendo, their three stories achieve an alchemical harmony, reminding us that each individual has the spirit to contend with tyranny, apathy, and the brutal circularity of history.

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Paperback Editions

August 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: Extraordinary Renditions
Author(s): Andrew Ervin
ISBN: 1-56689-246-5 / 978-1-56689-246-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Extraordinary Renditions
Author(s): Andrew Ervin
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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