Charlie Johnson in the Flames: A Novel by Michael Ignatieff

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Charlie Johnson in the Flames: A Novel
Title:
Charlie Johnson in the Flames: A Novel
Author:
Michael Ignatieff
ISBN:
080214182X
ISBN13:
978-0802141828
Size PDF:
1529 kb
Size epub:
1765 kb
Publisher:
Grove Press (November 30, 2004)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.5
Votes:
338
In his critically acclaimed New York Times Notable Book, Michael Ignatieff tells a story of striking contemporary relevance that has drawn comparisons to the novels of Graham Greene and Robert Stone's Dog Soldiers. Charlie Johnson is an American journalist working for a British news agency somewhere in the Balkans. He believes that over the course of a long 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 by a retreating Serbian colonel. As she stumbles, burning, down the road, Charlie dashes from hiding, throws her down rolling her over and over to extinguish the flames, burning his hands in the process. Believing the woman's life to have been saved, Charlie is traumatized by her death. Something snaps. He now realizes he has just one ambition left in life: to find the colonel and kill him.

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