American Woman by Susan Choi On the lam for an act of violence against the American government, 25-year-old Jenny Shimada agrees to care for three younger fugitives whom a shadowy figure from her former radical life has spirited out of California. 

One of them, the kidnapped granddaughter of a wealthy newspaper magnate in San Francisco, has become a national celebrity for embracing her captors’ ideology and joining their revolutionary cell.

“A tightly plotted thriller that is also an imaginative thought experiment conducted with the past….Brilliant and often hilarious.”—Chicago Tribune

“I couldn’t put American Woman down.”—Joan Didion

“In the manner of Don DeLillo in Libra or Joyce Carol Oates inBlack Water…[Choi] takes us straight into one of the strangest segments of our ever surreal American dream life.”—Sven Birkerts, New York Times Book Review (cover)

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