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American war : a novel / Omar El Akkad.

By: El Akkad, Omar, 1982- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017Edition: First edition.Description: 333 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780451493583 :.Subject(s): Civil war -- United States -- Fiction | Young women -- United States -- Fiction | Dystopian fictionGenre/Form: Science fiction. | War stories.Additional physical formats: Online version:: American warDDC classification: 813/.6 Other classification: FIC019000 | FIC032000 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Bestseller University of Texas At Tyler
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PS 3605 .L12 A44 2017 (Browse shelf) Available 1000000004258

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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