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Dinner at the Center of the Earth

by Nathan Englander

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A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And the General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander weaves a portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined.

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Nathan Englander is also the author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. Joshua Meier/Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf hide caption

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Nathan Englander Says His New Book Is 'A Turducken Of A Novel'

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