American war: a novel

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"Powerful . . . As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy created] in The Road, and as devastating a look as the fallout that national events have on an American family as Philip Roth did in The Plot Against America. . . . Omar El Akkad's debut novel, American War, is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and plot elements familiar to readers of the recent young-adult dystopian series The Hunger Games and Divergent." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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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9780451493583
9781524779795
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Grouped Work ID 82eaeb7b-69c4-2859-e279-e5a7b344e4ff
Full title american war
Author el akkad omar
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-17 23:09:04PM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Civil war -- United States -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, Drone aircraft -- Fiction, Dystopian fiction, FICTION / Literary, Fiction, Large type books, Soldiers -- Fiction, War stories, Young women -- United States -- Fiction
title_display American war
title_full American war / Omar El Akkad, American war / Omar el Akkad, American war : a novel / Omar el Akkad, American war [electronic resource] / Omar El Akkad
title_short American war
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Civil war, Drone aircraft, FICTION / Literary, Fiction, Soldiers, Young women