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City of Secrets

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
"Stewart O'Nan's City of Secrets will keep you up all night reading - what a beautifully crafted novel." - Alan Furst, New York Times bestselling author of Mission to Paris

From master storyteller Stewart O'Nan, author of Henry, Himself and Emily, Alone, a timely moral thriller of the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after the Second World War


In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees by the tens of thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it were hunted as illegals by the British mandatory authorities there and relied on the underground to shelter them; taking fake names, they blended with the population, joining the wildly different factions fighting for the independence of Israel. From master storyteller Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone and Henry, Himself, City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided - like his new identity - by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem as well as the overlapping, sometimes deadly loyalties of the resistance. Alone, haunted by memories, he tries to become again the man he was before the war - honest, strong, capable of moral choice. He falls in love with Eva, a fellow survivor and member of his cell, reclaims his faith, and commits himself to the revolution, accepting secret missions that grow more and more dangerous even as he begins to suspect he's being used by their cell's dashing leader, Asher. By the time Brand understands the truth, it's too late, and the tragedy that ensues changes history. A noirish, deeply felt novel of intrigue and identity written in O'Nan's trademark lucent style, City of Secrets asks how both despair and faith can lead us astray, and what happens when, with the noblest intentions, we join movements beyond our control.



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November 2016 : Australia Hardback
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Title: City of Secrets
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April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: City of Secrets: A Novel
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Title: City of Secrets
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: City of Secrets
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ISBN: 0-14-310894-8 / 978-0-14-310894-8 (UK edition)
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April 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: City of Secrets
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ISBN: 1-5046-9077-X / 978-1-5046-9077-5 (USA edition)
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April 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: City of Secrets: Library Edition
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Title: City of Secrets: A Novel
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