The Attempt (Paperback)

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The Attempt (Paperback)

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An intelligent, human book about politics, struggle, love and frustration, one that both tells a story of radical politics (both modern and historical), set against a backdrop of a personal lives, desires and failures.

— Justin

From an assassination attempt by early anarchists to Occupy Wall Street, a novel of radical lives and loves

When a Czech historian becomes convinced he's the illegitimate great-grandson of an infamous anarchist who attempted an assassination while living in the United States, he travels to New York to investigate. Arriving in Manhattan during the height of the Occupy Wall Street movement, his research takes him further back into the past--from the Pittsburgh home of a nineteenth-century US industrialist to 1920s Europe, where a celebrated anarchist couple is on the run from the law.

Based on the lives of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman, The Attempt is a novel about the legacy of radical politics and relationships--one that traverses centuries and continents to deliver a moving, powerful story of personal and political transformation.

Product Details ISBN: 9781942658085
ISBN-10: 1942658087
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication Date: May 10th, 2016
Pages: 224
Language: English