Russel Banks : The Darling
Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, "The Darling" tells the story of Hannah Musgrave, a radical member of the Weather Underground--"a descendant of Joan Didion's alienated, terminally detached woman . . . [and] of Graham Greene's quiet but not so innocent [American]" (The New York Times).
Raising serious philosophical questions about terrorism, political violence, and the clash of races and cultures, this political/historical thriller is Russell Banks at his best.