Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel
Lavie Tidhar was in Dar-es-Salaam during the American embassy bombings in 1998, and stayed in the same hotel as the Al Qaeda operatives in Nairobi. Since then he and his now-wife have narrowly avoided both the 2005 London, King's Cross and 2004 Sinai attacks - experiences that led to the creation of Osama.

In an alternate world without global terrorism Joe, a private detective, is hired by a mysterious woman to find a man: the obscure author of pulp fiction novels featuring one Osama Bin Laden: Vigilante...

Joe's quest to find the man takes him across the world, from the backwaters of Asia to the European Capitals of Paris and London, and as the mystery deepens around him there is one question he is trying hard not to ask: who is he, really, and how much of the books are fiction? Chased by unknown assailants, Joe's identity slowly fragments as he discovers the shadowy world of the refugees, ghostly entities haunting the world in which he lives. Where do they come from? And what do they want? Joe knows how the story should end, but even he is not ready for the truths he'll find in New York and, finally, on top a quiet hill above Kabul - nor for the choice he will at last have to make...

In Osama, Lavie Tidhar brilliantly delves into the post-9/11 global subconscious, mixing together elements of film noir, non-fiction, alternative history and international thriller to create an unsettling - yet utterly compelling - portrayal of our times.



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Used availability for Lavie Tidhar's Osama

Hardback Editions

January 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Osama [hc]
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
ISBN: 1-84863-192-8 / 978-1-84863-192-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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January 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Osama [signed jhc]
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
ISBN: 1-84863-193-6 / 978-1-84863-193-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Osama: A Novel
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
ISBN: 1-78108-076-3 / 978-1-78108-076-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Solaris
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Osama
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
ISBN: 1-78108-075-5 / 978-1-78108-075-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Solaris
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Osama
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
ISBN: 1-5318-4293-3 / 978-1-5318-4293-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Osama
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Osama
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Osama
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Osama
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
Publisher: PS Publishing Ltd
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