The number-one bestselling novel in Israel by Nir Baram, a controversial voice of dissent. World Shadow is a fast-paced novel about politics, money, power, and corruption that holds a mirror up to the present day.With masterly interwoven narrative strands and a global perspective, World Shadow is a fast-paced novel about politics, money, power and corruption. 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.
These ideas and philosophies in World Shadow come together in a shocking, but not unfamiliar event that leads to an unforgettable finale. It's a challenging, heartbreaking, thought-provoking work.
Chosen as one of the best 70 novels in the history of Israel. (Israel National Radio, judges panel)
Chosen as one of the best Israeli novels of the decade. (Yediot Aharonot, panel of 25 literary critics)
About this Author
Nir Baram was born into a political family in Jerusalem in 1976. His books have been translated into more than ten languages and have received critical acclaim around the world. He has been shortlisted several times for the Sapir Prize and in 2010 he received the Prime Minister's Award for Hebrew Literature.
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