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The Resource American war : a novel, Omar El Akkad

American war : a novel, Omar El Akkad

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American war : a novel
Title
American war
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Omar El Akkad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle--a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike"--
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Title
American war
Creator
Summary
It's 2075, and a second American Civil War is underway as three southern states refuse to give up fossil fuels, despite rising waters and summers that last from March to December. As coastal refugees pour into the Midwest, young Sarat and her family seek shelter in a Mississippi camp. She grows into a warrior for the Southern cause, delivering violence until her eventual capture. Debut author Omar El Akkad draws upon his journalism background to craft a plausible and terrifying dystopian tale. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Genre
Story line
Tone
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554759
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3605.L12
LC item number
A44 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Omar El Akkad
American war : a novel, Omar El Akkad

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