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The Resource American war, Omar El Akkad

American war, Omar El Akkad

Label
American war
Title
American war
Statement of responsibility
Omar El Akkad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A first novel by an award-winning journalist depicts a second American Civil War and devastating plague in the late 21st century that forces a family into a camp for displaced people, where a young woman is befriended by a mysterious functionary who would transform her into a living weapon
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"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Oregon Book Awards, Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554759
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
El Akkad, Omar
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil war
  • Young women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / War & Military
Target audience
adult
Label
American war, Omar El Akkad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20901402
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780451493583
Lccn
2016042308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn959034199
Label
American war, Omar El Akkad
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20901402
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780451493583
Lccn
2016042308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn959034199

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