Windows on the World

Windows on the World


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Windows on the World debuted at #2 on the French national best-seller list and won the prestigious Prix Interalli prize in 2003. Now available in paperback, this unprecedented novel will once again astonish, provoke, and embrace the reader as it attempts to penetrate the unspeakable. Windows on the World unflinchingly imagines the moments from 8:30AM to 10:28AM inside the World Trade Center on September 11. Weaving together philosophy, myth, world politics, and humor, Beigbeder succeeds in creating a tapestry of fury and wonder, a tribute to thousands of unsung heroes.

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ISBN-13: 9781401359881
Publisher: Miramax Books
Publication date: 03/22/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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Windows on the World 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
goldiebear on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is gave me nightmares. It a fictional story about what happened during the 102 minutes after the first plane hit the World Trade Center in the restaurant called Windows on the World on the 107th floor. I am a bit fascinated by 9/11 so that is what triggered me to read this book. I never really thought about some of the events in such depth before. It's really a bit heart wrenching to think about all these people who were in the restaurant and literally trapped until either they burned to death, suffocated or the tower feel. They were up there for over an hour and half. Yes, I realize it's fiction, but I bet the story is actually quite real. (Though of course we would never know, as no one in the restaurant survived.)