Empty hearts : a novel /

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Author / Creator:Zeh, Juli, 1974- author.
Uniform title:Leere Herzen. English
Edition:First American edition.
Imprint:New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2019]
Description:270 pages ; 22 cm
Subject:Suicide bombers -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11939386
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Other authors / contributors:Cullen, John, 1942- translator.
Notes:"Originally published in Germany as Leere Herzen by Luchterhand Literaturverlag, a division of Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH, Munich, in 2017"--Title page verso.
Summary:A prescient political and psychological thriller ripped from tomorrow's headlines, by one of Germany's most celebrated contemporary novelists. Part suspenseful thriller, part wickedly effective social satire, "Empty Hearts" is a novel for our times, examining urgent questions of morality, politics, and culture, and presenting a startling vision of a future where empathy is a thing of the past. A few short years from now, the world is an even more uncertain place than it is today, and politics everywhere is marching rightward: Trump is gone, but Brexit is complete, as is Frexit. There's a global financial crisis, armed conflict, and mass migration, and an ultrapopulist movement governs in Germany. With their democracy facing the wrecking ball, most well-off Germans turn inward, focusing on their own lives. Britta, a wife, mother, and successful businesswoman, ignores the daily news and concentrates on her family and her work running a clinic specializing in suicide prevention. But her legitimate business is connected to a secret and far more lucrative operation known as The Bridge, an outfit that supplies terrorist organizations looking to employ suicide bombers. Using a complex candidate-identifying algorithm designed by Babak, a brilliant programmer and Britta's only employee, The Bridge has effectively cornered the market, and terrorism never takes place without Britta's services--which is why news of a thwarted suicide attack in Leipzig comes as a shock. Then The Bridge's database is stolen, driving Britta, Babak, and their latest recruit into hiding. On their heels is a new terrorist organization called the Empty Hearts, a group unlike any Britta and Babak have encountered before.
Other form:Online version: Zeh, Juli, 1974- author. Empty hearts First American edition. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2019] 9780385544559
Standard no.:40029291334

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