In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents. His name is Radar Radmanovic. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with events stretching from Belgrade in a time of siege to arctic Norway, from Cambodia in the years before the murderous Khmer Rouge regime to the modern-day Congo. It explores the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history, puppetry and human experience. It's also about one man, one family and how far you may need to travel to know yourself. I Am Radar is a story greater than all of its remarkable parts, a breath-taking, highly addictive joyride through the worst humanity has to offer only to arrive at a place of wonder.
'Gripping ... masterly ... Larsen is an effortless magician, and his performance here is a pure delight' Publishers Weekly
Publication date: 26/03/2015
Publisher: Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage
|Publication date:||26th March 2015|
|Publisher:||Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
Reif Larsen is twenty-eight, studied at Brown University and has taught at Columbia University, where he is finishing his MFA in fiction. He is also a filmmaker and has made documentaries in the US, UK and sub-Saharan Africa. He lives in Brooklyn.More About Reif Larsen