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American war : [a novel] / Omar El Akkad.

El Akkad, Omar, 1982- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 8 of 17 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Kershaw County Library System.

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0 current holds with 17 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kershaw - Bethune Library El Akkad, (Text) 33255003394047 Adult New Book In process -
Kershaw - Camden Library El Akkad, (Text) 33255003394021 Adult New Book Checked out 05/08/2017
Kershaw - Elgin Library El Akkad, (Text) 33255003394039 Adult New Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451493583 (hc)
  • ISBN: 0451493583
  • Physical Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Civil war > United States > Fiction.
Young women > United States > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / War & Military.
Genre: Dystopian fiction.
Science fiction.
War stories.

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