Nothing is what it seems in tricky 9/11 conspiracy story

20th January, 2019
Christopher Priest: no direct answers Pic: shutterstock

Fiction: An American Story, By Christopher Priest, Gollancz, €17.25

Christopher Priest’s new novel was rejected by every American publisher who looked at it. This is, at first glance, surprising. An American Story is a novel about 9/11, and there has been, over the last two decades, a steady appetite for 9/11 stories: from the more literary (Don DeLillo’s Falling Man, Amy Waldman’s The Submission) to the more commercial (the movies World Trade Centre...

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