Windows on the world book

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windows on the world book

Windows on the World by Frederic Beigbeder

Windows on the World debuted at #2 on the French national best-seller list and won the prestigious Prix Interalli prize in 2003. Now available in paperback, this unprecedented novel will once again astonish, provoke, and embrace the reader as it attempts to penetrate the unspeakable. Windows on the World unflinchingly imagines the moments from 8:30AM to 10:28AM inside the World Trade Center on September 11. Weaving together philosophy, myth, world politics, and humor, Beigbeder succeeds in creating a tapestry of fury and wonder, a tribute to thousands of unsung heroes.
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It's impossible to write about this subject, and yet impossible to write about anything else. Nothing else touches us. Each chapter of his latest novel occupies one minute from to on that Tuesday, from just before the first plane struck until just after the second tower fell. As in his previous novel to be translated into English, a witty satire on the advertising industry, Beigbeder writes with enjoyable cynicism. The only character to survive, for instance, is a Brazilian who lights a cigar in the restaurant and gets asked to leave 10 minutes before the first plane hits.

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It was one of the many running jokes for a staff that treated one another like family or fellow combatants. It was a sarcastic sign-off, as in, This is what I signed up for? But it also, in fact, meant: This is the answer to my prayers.

The novel alternates between two voices: the first Carthew Yorsten, a Texan realtor accompanied by his two sons ages 7 and 9 who are having a tourist-style breakfast at Windows on the World restaurant on the th floor of the World Trade Center on the morning of the September 11 attacks ; the second, the voice of the author writing the story while having breakfast at a restaurant atop a Paris skyscraper Tour Montparnasse. Each chapter, averaging three pages a piece, represents one minute from 8. It won the Independent Prize for Foreign Fiction. Independent literary editor and judge Boyd Tonkin said: "Frederic Beigbeder's winning novel pulls off the impossible - it creates fiction about the tragedy of 11 September and our responses to it," [1]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hidden categories: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October All stub articles. Namespaces Article Talk.

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