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By Omar El Akkad

ISBN-10: 1509852190

ISBN-13: 9781509852192

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ISBN-13: 9781509852215

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'[American War] creates as haunting a post-apocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy did in The Road, and as devastating a glance on the fallout that nationwide occasions have on an American relations as Philip Roth did in The Plot opposed to America . . . El Akkad has written a unique that not just maps the harrowing results of violence on one lady and her kin, but in addition turns into a traumatic parable concerning the ruinous effects of struggle on usual civilians.' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is simply six whilst the second one American Civil battle breaks out in 2074. yet even she is familiar with that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is part underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And whilst her father is killed and her relatives is compelled into Camp endurance for displaced individuals, she speedy starts to be formed via her specific time and position until eventually, eventually, during the impact of a mysterious functionary, she is changed into a perilous tool of battle. Telling her tale is her nephew, Benjamin Chestnut, born in the course of struggle – a part of the brilliant new release – now an outdated guy confronting the darkish mystery of his earlier, his family’s function within the clash and, specifically, that of his aunt, a lady who kept his existence whereas destroying untold others.

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