My Revolutions

My Revolutions

Book - 2008
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?Powerful? ( The New Yorker ), ?extraordinary? ( The New York Times Book Review ), and ?brilliant? ( Entertainment Weekly )?you won't be able to put down this new novel by the award-winning bestselling author of The Impressionist

Critics have compared him to Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Tom Wolfe, and Don DeLillo. Granta dubbed him ?one of the twenty best fiction writers under forty.' Now Hari Kunzru delivers his best novel yet.

Chris Carver is living a lie. His wife, their teenage daughter, and everyone in their circle know him as Michael Frame, suburban dad. They have no idea that as a radical student during the sixties he briefly became a terrorist? protesting the Vietnam War by setting off bombs. Until one day a ghost from his past turns up on his doorstep, forcing Chris on the run.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton, 2008.
ISBN: 9780452290020
9780525949329
Branch Call Number: KUN
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 24 cm

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JCLHelenH Aug 24, 2017

From citizen to protester to terrorist, and back to citizen. Kunzru maps Chris Carver's evolution and eventual unraveling at the hands of a past acquaintance.

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Ethan_Annis
Jul 13, 2016

Have you ever wondered what drives a radical revolutionary? The narrator in My Revolutions, is an eloquent revolutionary who describes his life as he goes from disenchanted youth to criminal arsonist. His journey continues until he realizes that his anger and ideology is being used to manipulate him. Then the government uses knowledge of his past to further manipulate him. The writing is beautiful, the story is gripping and like the 2004 documentary The Weather Underground, it provides a lot of insight into how people become extremists.

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uncommonreader
May 01, 2012

A picture of the 60s and 70s UK. A revolutionary goes underground and is discovered years later to be co-opted by informer. Atmosphere seemed authentic.

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