The Attack

By Yasmina Khadra
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

7.20 Hours 05/09/2006 unabridged
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Dr. Amin Jaafari, an Arab-Israeli citizen, is a respected, dedicated surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv. He has learned to live with the violence that plagues his city and works tirelessly to help the victims brought to the emergency room. But one night, a deadly bombing in a local restaurant takes a horrifyingly personal turn, when his wife’s body is found among the dead—bearing injuries that match those typically found on the bodies of fundamentalist suicide bombers. As evidence mounts that his wife, Sihem, was responsible for the catastrophic bombing, Dr. Jaafari must face the inescapable realization that the beautiful, intelligent, thoroughly modern woman he loved had a secret life that was far removed from the comfortable, assimilated existence they shared.

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Summary

Summary

Dr. Amin Jaafari, an Arab-Israeli citizen, is a respected, dedicated surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv. He has learned to live with the violence that plagues his city and works tirelessly to help the victims brought to the emergency room. But one night, a deadly bombing in a local restaurant takes a horrifyingly personal turn, when his wife’s body is found among the dead—bearing injuries that match those typically found on the bodies of fundamentalist suicide bombers.

As evidence mounts that his wife, Sihem, was responsible for the catastrophic bombing, Dr. Jaafari must face the inescapable realization that the beautiful, intelligent, thoroughly modern woman he loved had a secret life that was far removed from the comfortable, assimilated existence they shared.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The book’s dark vision of the conflict is powerful.” New Yorker
“The Attack, Yasmina Khadra’s best book, is an urgent, must-read.” Paris Match
“Moving…[Khadra] nicely captures his hero’s turmoil in trying to come to terms with the endless violence.” Publishers Weekly
“Yasmina Khadra has written a thoughtful, thought-provoking book, and Stefan Rudnicki's performance is urgent, immediate, and agonizing.” AudioFile
“The Attack is a detective story sans detective, suffused with raging grief over what sectarian violence has made of the Islamic world…powerful and engrossing.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Yasmina Khadra

Yasmina Khadra is a pen name of Algerian army officer Mohammed Moulessehoul, who is the author of three other books published in English: The Swallows of Kabul, In the Name of God, and Wolf Dreams. He took the feminine pseudonym to avoid submitting his manuscripts for approval by military censors while he was still in the army. He lives in France.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English