Groundbreaking, controversial - Lavie Tidar's 'Osama' arrives in paperback next month

We at Solaris are very proud to announce that Lavie Tidar’s Osama will be available in paperback worldwide for the first time next month. The critical reception of Osama has been nothing short of astonishing – making it a must-read novel for both genre and mainstream readers. Lavie has crafted an astounding book that provides a fictional insight into the impact of 9/11 that didn't seemed possible.

By Lavie Tidhar

Coming on 9th October (US & Canada)
and 11th October (UK)
£7.99 (UK) ISBN 978-1-78108-076-4
$9.99/$10.99 (US & CAN) ISBN 978-1-78108-075-7

“A strange, melancholy and moving reflection, torquing politics with the fantastic, and vice virtuosically versa.” – China Miéville

“Not a writer to mess around with half measures … brings to mind Philip K Dick’s seminal science fiction novel The Man in the High Castle.” – The Guardian

One of the most significant genre books of the year, Lavie Tidhar’s highly-praised and BSFA Award-nominated novel Osama is being published in paperback in October.

The outspoken and controversial Israeli-born author delivers the most exciting, daring and sensitive, fictional engagement with the post-9/11 era. Tidhar was in Dar-es-Salaam during the American embassy bombings in 1998, stayed in the same hotel as the Al Qaeda operatives in Nairobi, and narrowly avoided both the 2005 London, King’s Cross and 2004 Sinai attacks – all of which has informed this vital book.

The critical reception of Osama has been nothing short of astonishing – making it a must-read novel for both genre and mainstream readers. With his unique perspective, Tidhar has crafted a book that is vital, intriguing, and a truly matchless insight into the way 9/11 has shaped our world view.

In an alternate world without global terrorism, a private detective is hired by a mysterious woman to track down the obscure creator of the fictional vigilante, Osama Bin Laden...

His identity slowly fragments as he discovers the shadowy world of the Refugees, ghostly entities haunting the world in which he lives. Where do they come from? What do they want? Joe knows how the story should end, but is he ready for the truths he will uncover... or the choice he will have to make?

About the Author
Lavie Tidhar grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and has since lived in South Africa, the UK, Vanuatu and Laos. He is currently resident back in London. He was nominated, variously, for a World Fantasy Award, a BSFA Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Sidewise Award, Israel’s Geffen Award, the Airship Award, and the Sturgeon and Campbell Awards.

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