From the best-selling author of Pulitzer finalist What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Dinner at the Centre of the Earth is a spellbinding thriller, a spy novel and a love story, showcasing Englander's gifts as never before.
Prisoner Z, held at a black site in the Negev desert for a dozen years, has only his guard for company. How does a nice American Jewish boy from Long Island wind up an Israeli spy working for Mossad and, later, a traitor to his adopted country? What does it mean to be loyal, and what does it mean to be a traitor when the ideals you cherish are betrayed by the country you love?
From Israel and Gaza to Paris, Italy and America, the story shifts back in time, providing a kaleidoscopic glimpse of Prisoner Z's improbable journey to his desert cell. Englander's irresistible hero brings wit and heartbreak to his predicament and the plight of a damaged and riven nation.
Taut and provocative, a novel of full of shifting surfaces, where nothing and no one is what it seems, Dinner at the Centre of the Earth is the most electrifying work of Nathan Englander's extraordinary career.
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