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The Resource American war, Omar el Akkad

American war, Omar el Akkad

Label
American war
Title
American war
Statement of responsibility
Omar el Akkad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A second American Civil War and devastating plague in the late 21st century 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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Oregon Book Awards, Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554759
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
El Akkad, Omar
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drone aircraft
  • Soldiers
  • Civil war
  • Civil war
  • Drone aircraft
  • Soldiers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
American war, Omar el Akkad
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959802221
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
499 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524779856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959802221
Label
American war, Omar el Akkad
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959802221
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
499 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524779856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959802221

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