Janette Turner Hospital

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Due Preparations for the Plague (Norton)
Janette Turner Hospital's extraordinary fiction is beginning to gain recognition in America. Due Preparations for the Plague, a thrilling study of an airplane hijacking and its effects on the children of its victims, is overpowering in its intensity--generating terrifying imagery that will not easily be forgotten. In this conversation, Hospital explores how her strict religious upbringing in Australia has affected her worldview: she lusts for danger and the destruction of hierarchy.