Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (9)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
 

 
"A dazzling, searing, and inventive memoir about becoming a father in the age of terror. In 2007, during the months before Nick Flynn’s daughter’s birth, his growing outrage and obsession with torture, exacerbated by the Abu Ghraib photographs, led him to Istanbul to meet some of the Iraqi men depicted in those photos. Haunted by a history of addiction, a relationship with his unsteady father, and a longing to connect with his mother who committed suicide, Flynn artfully interweaves in this memoir passages from his childhood, his relationships with women, and his growing obsession—a questioning of terror, torture, and the political crimes we can neither see nor understand in post-9/11 American life."
This title will be released on January 18, 2010.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave your link here!

7 comments:

Nina said...

Very interesting, I want to read it and find out how he can live with his obsessions. The cover is okay.

Here's mine:
http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/2009/11/wow-6.html

Book Crazy Jenn said...

HMM this one looks scary....

Mary said...

Intense!

Amy said...

This sounds like a riveting story,, very intense and emotional.

Great choice!

Diane said...

Too intense for me, but I hope you enjoy this pick :)

Eva said...

That blurb makes this one sound really, really interesting.

Veens said...

I generally avoid memoirs, but I definitely enjoy them. this sounds interesting!

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