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I am Radar: a novel

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"In 1975, a black child named Radar Radmanovic is mysteriously born to white parents. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists--who stage experimental art for people suffering under war-time sieges-- Radar is forced to confront the true nature of his identity. In the wreckage of the twentieth century, the characters of I Am Radar hunt for what life and art can still be salvaged. During the civil wars of Yugoslavia, two brothers walk shockingly different paths: one into the rapacious paramilitary forces terrorizing the countryside, the other into the surreal world of besieged Belgrade. In arctic Norway, resistance schoolteachers steal radioactive material from a secret Nazi nuclear reactor to stage a dramatic art performance, with no witnesses. In the years before Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime, an expatriate French landowner adopts an abandoned native child and creates a lifelong scientific experiment of his new son's education. In the modern-day Congo, a disfigured literature professor assembles the world's largest library in the futile hope that the books will cement a peace in the war-torn country. All of these stories are united in the New Jersey Meadowlands, where a radio operator named Radar struggles with a horrible medical affliction, a set of hapless parents, and--only now, as an adult--all too ordinary white skin"--
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subject_facetArts, Modern -- 20th century -- Fiction
FICTION / General
History, Modern -- 20th century -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Picaresque literature
Quantum theory -- Fiction
Secret societies -- Fiction
Twentieth century -- Fiction
War stories
title_displayI am Radar
title_fullI Am Radar A Novel
I am Radar / Reif Larsen
I am radar : a novel [electronic resource] / Reif Larsen
title_shortI am Radar
title_suba novel
topic_facetArts, Modern
FICTION / General
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History, Modern
Identity (Psychology)
Literature
Quantum theory
Secret societies
Twentieth century