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Kate Atkinson

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In Kate Atkinson's literary spy thriller Transcription, protagonist Juliet Armstrong confronts the repercussions of her actions as an MI5 asset during World War II. Ten years after she has assisted the intelligence agency in drawing out British Nazi sympathizers, Juliet is sent an anonymous threatening note and believes she is in danger of violent reprisals. The novel flashes back and forth between 1940 and 1950 to narrate Juliet's life story. Transcription considers themes related to dual identities, war, and loyalty.

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