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**Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle**

“Devastating . . . Inspired . . . We make so many complex emotional investments in the lives of Lee’s characters that it takes a monk’s restraint not to flip to the very end of the book before you get there.” —Jennifer Senior, New York Times

In September 1984, a bomb was planted at the Grand Hotel in the seaside town of Brighton, England, set to explode in twenty-four days when the British prime minister and her entire cabinet would be staying there. High Dive not only takes us inside this audacious assassination attempt—a decisive act of violence on the world stage—but also imagines its way into a group of unforgettable characters. Nimbly weaving together fact and fiction, comedy and tragedy, the story switches among the perspectives of Dan, a young IRA explosives expert; Moose, a former star athlete gone to seed, who is now the deputy hotel manager; and Freya, his teenage daughter, trying to decide what comes after high school. Over the course of a mere four weeks, as the prime minister’s arrival draws closer, each of their lives will be transformed forever.  

A bold, astonishingly intimate novel of laughter and heartbreak, High Dive is a moving portrait of clashing loyalties, guilt and regret, and how individuals become the grist of history.

Fiction & Literature
March 8
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Mhp92 ,

Disappointing throughout!

I was truly excited to sit down and devour this book. Unfortunately, the book is primarily character development and the portion that deals with the bomb planted in Margaret Thatcher's hotel is truly minimal. I am an avid reader in multiple genres, and rarely do I struggle to finish a book, but this one was a chore to finish.

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