By Stephen L. Carter
Stephen L. Carter’s gripping new novel, Back Channel, is an excellent amalgam of truth and fiction—a suspenseful retelling of the Cuban Missile concern, within which the destiny of the realm rests all of sudden at the shoulders of a tender university student.
at the island of Curaçao, a traveling Soviet chess champion whispers nation secrets and techniques to an American acquaintance.
within the Atlantic Ocean, a freighter struggles via a squall whereas attempting to stay away from surveillance.
And in Ithaca, long island, Margo Jensen, one of many few black girls at Cornell, is requested to visit jap Europe to babysit a madman.
because the clock ticks towards global struggle III, Margo undertakes her harrowing trip. Pursued by means of the hawks on either side, safe through not anything yet her personal ingenuity and braveness, Margo is drawn ever extra deeply into the crossfire—and into her personal family’s hidden past.
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