World Shadow

Author(s): Nir Baram

Politics and Society

A fast-paced novel about politics, money, power and corruption that holds a mirror up to the present day.

It's the mid 1990s. Gabriel Mantzur wants to take advantage of all the business opportunities opening up in Israel. Moving in political and financial circles, he finds his way into the upper reaches of power--but the higher he goes, the less he understands the intrigues in which he is involved.

Cut to the present. A group of young Londoners--homeless, unemployed and disaffected--is organising a worldwide strike to protest globalisation and inequality. Sick of being screwed over, they conspire to overturn the prevailing order.

Meanwhile, an eerily familiar American political consulting firm, with interests everywhere from Bolivia to the Congo, ostensibly exists to further liberal and progressive causes--until the veil is drawn back on the true nature of its activities.

With its masterly interwoven narrative strands and its global perspective, World Shadowconfirms Nir Baram as a major contemporary writer on the world stage.

Nir Baramwas born in Jerusalem in 1976. He is the author of five novels, including Good People, which was translated into English in 2016. His novels have been translated into more than ten languages and received critical acclaim around the world.

Jessica Cohenis a British-Israeli-American translator. She shared the 2017 Man Booker InternationalPrize for translating David Grossman's 2014 novel A Horse Walks into a Bar.

'The best novel Baram has written so far, a brilliant literary achievement. World Shadow is asking the most important questions of our time.' Israel Today

'The most intelligent, insightful and thought-provoking documentation written to date of the economic, social, moral and cultural processes that are sending seismic waves throughout our world.' Shelly Yachimovich


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General Fields

  • : 9781911231295
  • : United Book Distributors
  • : United Book Distributors
  • : January 2022
  • : {"length"=>["23.4"], "width"=>["15.3"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

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  • : Nir Baram
  • : Paperback
  • : 2201
  • : English