THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Masha Hamilton
Publisher Unbridled Books, November 2004
Caddie Blair is an American journalist who has been covering the Middle
East conflict for years. She knows the scent of teargas and the sound of
tank fire, and has had to step over bodies to get the story. But when
her lover dies beside her on the way to the next promising interview,
she must reassess the violent world in which she’s become immersed.
Plagued by the guilt of a survivor, she struggles to find the proper
response to the killing of someone she loves. Then she meets Goronsky,
himself a victim of terrorism and a believer in revenge as the moral
response to evil.
A seasoned journalist herself, Masha Hamilton brings to this revealing novel the sharp eye and deep empathy that marked her debut, STAIRCASE OF A THOUSAND STEPS (BlueHen, 2001), a Booksense selection and Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers choice.
"What a powerful, intense, beautifully written story. Masha Hamilton
takes us right into the brutal heart of the war zone, right into the guarded
heart of journalist Caddie Blair. With spare and stunning prose, Hamilton
reminds us that the distance between us often isn't as great as we may
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