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American War


Winner of the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction
Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction Book of the Year.
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction.

2074. America's future is Civil War. Sarat's reality is survival. They took her father, they took her home, they told her lies . . .

She didn't start this war, but she'll end it.

Omar El Akkad’s powerful debut novel imagines a dystopian future: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague and one family caught deep in the middle. In American War, we’re asked to consider what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons against itself.

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  • Auteur : Omar El Akkad
  • Éditeur : Picador
  • Date de parution : 06/04/17
  • EAN : 9781509852222
  • Format : ePub
  • Protection : Contenu protégé

Résumé

Winner of the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction
Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction Book of the Year.
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction.

2074. America's future is Civil War. Sarat's reality is survival. They took her father, they took her home, they told her lies . . .

She didn't start this war, but she'll end it.

Omar El Akkad’s powerful debut novel imagines a dystopian future: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague and one family caught deep in the middle. In American War, we’re asked to consider what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons against itself.

Biographie d’Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad is an award-winning journalist and author who has travelled around the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade. His reporting includes dispatches from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan, the military trials at Guantanamo Bay, the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri. He is a recipient of a National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Goff Penny Memorial Prize for Young Journalists, as well as three National Magazine Award honorable mentions, as well as the author of the novel American War. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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