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The Resource American war, Omar El Akkad

American war, Omar El Akkad

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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
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
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.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
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890
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
American war, Omar El Akkad
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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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