The Resource American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson, (electronic resource)

American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson, (electronic resource)

Label
American Spy
Title
American Spy
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Wilkinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? One woman struggles to choose between her honor and her heart in this enthralling espionage drama that deftly hops between New York and West Africa. It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant, but she's also a young black woman working in an old boys' club. Her career has stalled out, she's overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she's given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic, revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes. Yes, even though she secretly admires the work Thomas is doing for his country. Yes, even though she is still grieving over the mysterious death of her sister, whose example led Marie to this career path in the first place. Yes, even though a furious part of her suspects she's being offered the job because of her appearance and not her talent. In the year that follows, Marie will observe Thomas, seduce him, and ultimately have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, a sister, and a good American. Inspired by true events?Thomas Sankara is known as "Africa's Che Guevara"?this novel knits together a gripping spy thriller, a heartbreaking family drama, and a passionate romance. This is a face of the Cold War you've never seen before, and it introduces a powerful new literary voice. Advance praise for American Spy "Echoing the stoic cynicism of Hurston and Ellison, and the verve of Conan Doyle, American Spy lays our complicities?political, racial, and sexual?bare. Packed with unforgettable characters, it's a stunning book, timely as it is timeless."?Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prizewinning author of The Sellout " American Spy is by turns suspenseful, tender, and funny, always smart and searingly honest. Lauren Wilkinson renders the world of spies with vivacity and depth, but like all great novels, this one teaches us the most about ourselves and our values, shining a penetrating light on what it's like to be a black woman in America."?Sara Novi?, author of Girl at War
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkinson, Lauren
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I55276
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sankara, Thomas
  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Intelligence officers
  • African American women
  • Burkina Faso
Label
American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson, (electronic resource)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1058465421
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812998962
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
66A0FC88-2277-4596-83F8-25941217CEAB
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1058465421
  • (OCoLC)1058465421
Label
American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1058465421
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812998962
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
66A0FC88-2277-4596-83F8-25941217CEAB
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1058465421
  • (OCoLC)1058465421

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