A Paperback edition by Mischa Hiller in English (Jan 20, 2011)
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Short Description: "Hiller recalls the cool detachment and compelling eye for the ordinary detail that characterised the early thrillers of Graham Greene."?Sholto Byrnes, The Independent on Sunday... Read more
"Hiller recalls the cool detachment and compelling eye for the ordinary detail that characterised the early thrillers of Graham Greene."?Sholto Byrnes, The Independent on Sunday
"Hiller's fiction joins great Arabic novels such as Love in Exile by Bahaa Taher, Egyptian winner of the inaugural 'Arabic Booker' prize in 2008, and Elias Khoury's Gate of the Sun . His own strengths are understated humour and an eye for irony."?Maya Jaggi, Guardian
"Powerful and thought-provoking, this is a book that stays with the reader. Mr. Hiller's Shake Off is hard to shake off.?The Economist
London 1989: Michel is an undercover PLO operative hooked on painkillers and posing as a student. He is tasked by mentor Abu Leila to find a venue for secret Palestinian?Israeli talks. But fellow student Helen, forbidden fruit in this clandestine world, is proving to be a distraction.
Michel is forced to go on the run when he takes possession of a package smuggled out of the Cccupied Territories and linked to an assassination in Berlin?a package that both the Israelis and the Palestinians are desperate to get hold of.
From the streets of London, Cambridge, and Berlin to the remotest areas of Scotland, Michel must use his KGB training and Helen's help to shake off his pursuers and stay one step ahead.
Mischa Hiller was born in England in 1962 and grew up in London, Dar es Salaam, and Beirut. His first novel, Sabra Zoo won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Europe and South Asia) in March 2011. He lives in Cambridge, England.
Shake Off Paperback edition by Mischa Hiller
- Mischa Hiller
- Saqi Books , Telegram Books
- Publication date
- Jan 20, 2011
- Product dimensions
- 132 x 198 x 24mm