Moonlight Hotel, Scott Anderson's new novel is the story of David
Richards, a playboy diplomat stationed in the fictional kingdom of
Kutar. Far, far away from the capital city of Laradan, tribal
warfare has sputtered for centuries, but when the American military
decides to intervene during one such conflict, wholesale disaster
ensues. With all other American diplomats evacuated and Laradan
under attack, Richards situates himself in the old Moonlight Hotel, where he finds himself in
the company of an interesting cast of characters, and in a budding romance.
Moonlight Hotel is a fascinating, darkly humorous geopolitical whirlwind of
vivid writing and brilliant storytelling.
"Rebels, reporters, love, and the machinations of super-powers propel
this vibrant and exciting novel. Anderson keenly creates a country and
a conflict that reverberate as vividly as anything happening in the
real world of politics and the heart."
—Anthonly Swofford, author of Jarhead“
"Scott Anderson writes with grace and intelligence.” --The
Washington Post on Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson is a renowned war reporter whose work has
appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Harper's, among other
publications. He is the critically acclaimed author of The Man Who Tried To Save
The World, about Fred Cuny, the disaster relief worker who vanished in 1995, and
a novel, Triage. Anderson lives in New York and is a co-owner of the Half King.