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Nick McDonell

An Expensive Education

Professor Susan Lowell has it made. A happily married mother of two in a tenure-track job at Harvard, she has just won a Pulitzer Prize for her book lionizing Hatashil, an East African freedom fighter. David Ayan is her singular Somali-born student.

He is trying to become a member of one of Harvard's elite finals clubs. He is trying to understand Jane, his upscale girlfriend. He is trying, sometimes, just to get by in America, an unfamiliar world.

Michael Teak is a twenty-five-year-old Harvard graduate working as an American intelligence operative who meets Hatashil in David's homestead. It is Michael who witnesses the massacre that will upend all their lives... Moving from a decimated Somalian village to Harvard's dormitories, drinking holes and exclusive fraternities, An Expensive Education is a powerful portrait of personalities ensnared in the African conflict, and of the troubled intersection of ivory-tower academia and realpolitik.

This is a secondhand book, in a very good condition.

Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2009
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Pages: 304
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781848870628
ISBN 10: 1848870620

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An Expensive Education