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Author: Omar El Akkad
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dystopian fiction
Science fiction
War stories
Fiction
War fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
El Akkad, Omar, 1982-
American war.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
(DLC) 2017002434
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Omar El Akkad
ISBN: 9780451493583 0451493583 9781524711184 1524711187
OCLC Number: 959034199
Description: 333 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Omar El Akkad.

Abstract:

"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"--
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