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The Unknown Terrorist

FROM THE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014

Gina Davies is a 26-year-old pole dancer in Sydney. She’s a flawed woman, racist and obsessed with money, who knows her role in a world built on deception: the dancers pretend to be excited, the men pretend that the women aren’t pretending. But on the night after three unexploded bombs are discovered at a local stadium, Gina has a one-night stand with an attractive stranger. The next day, she has become a prime suspect in the investigation of an attempted terrorist attack.

Now a wanted person, Davies witnesses every truth of her life twisted into a betrayal as she endures trial by an increasingly hysterical media. Suddenly, Gina’s world of small, familiar deceptions has imploded into one where lies are out to destroy her.