Try the Morgue: A Novel

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From a real-life female gunrunner comes this international bestseller and unforgettable literary debut. Ten years ago, “Eva Maria Staal” kept a gun in her purse. It was a present from her boss, Jimmy Liu, the international arms dealer extraordinaire with a taste for high-class male escorts. Together, Jimmy and his devoted assistant traveled the world’s most dangerous hotspots, closing deals with ruthless warlords and corrupt generals, and trading Stinger missiles in Karachi, AK-47s in Chechnya, and hollow-point bullets in Islamabad. But burdened by her conscience, Eva Maria finally got out, married an optometrist, and had a baby. Now, assailed with memories of her secret life, she must reconcile her suburban present with a repressed but ineradicable past, one that blasts a hole so deep she doesn’t know how to love her own daughter. Writing with a knowing intelligence only an insider could provide, this pseudonymous author has created a debut with remarkable intensity that examines the razor-thin line separating those who are drowned from those who are saved.
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Eva Maria Staal is the pseudonym of a best-selling Dutch writer who was involved in the international arms trade. She is a regular contributor to Dutch Monthly magazine, among other publications.

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W. W. Norton & Company
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Published on
Oct 15, 2012
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9780871403537
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
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