Charlie Johnson in the Flames

Charlie Johnson in the Flames

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"The Booker-nominated writer and internationally celebrated commentator on moral, ethical, and political issues delivers a searing novel about war and one man's search for justice. Charlie Johnson is an American journalist working in the Balkans. He believes that over the course of his career he has seen everything, but suddenly he finds himself more than simply a witness. A woman who has been sheltering Charlie and his crew is doused in gasoline and set on fire. As she stumbles, burning, down the road, Charlie dashes from hiding and throws her down, rolling her over and over to extinguish the flames. When she ends up dying, Charlie is traumatized. He now realizes he has just one ambition left: to find the colonel responsible for her death and confront him. Charlie Johnson in the Flames is a profound meditation on war and guilt, and moves with the pace of a thriller. Indeed, the image of Charlie wrestling with the burning woman might stand as a metaphor for the entire relationship between the West and the rest of the world."
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2003.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780802117557
0802117554
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ignatief Michael 2003
Characteristics: 179 p. ;,22 cm.

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