FROM THE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014
After a one-night stand with an attractive stranger, pole-dancer Gina Davies finds herself prime suspect in an attempted terrorist attack on Sydney. Hunted by the police, her face stares back at her on the unremitting 24/7 news cycle. She is soon running away from her dreams for a better life and witnessing every truth turn into a betrayal.
The Unknown Terrorist is a startlingly prescient novel that drums with the cadences of city life; where fear invades individual lives, pushing one woman ever closer to breaking point.
Compelling and disturbing
A terrific novel, maintained at fever heat
Stunning... A brilliant meditation upon the post 9/11 world
Flanagan's a novelist and philosopher for our time
It grips from the very first page and forces you to read on to its explosive, tragic climax
'A life isn't an onion to be peeled, a palimpsest to be scraped back to some original, truer meaning. It's an invention that never ends.'
Journalist Kim Forrester looks back at Richard Flanagan, considered ‘Australia’s best kept secret’ until he won the Man Booker Prize in 2014