The Resource Running the rift: : a novel, Naomi Benaron, (electronic resource)

Running the rift: : a novel, Naomi Benaron, (electronic resource)

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Running the rift: : a novel
Title
Running the rift:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Benaron
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Language
eng
Summary
Running the Rift follows the progress of Jean Patrick Nkuba from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his country's first Olympic medal winner in track. But Jean Patrick is a Tutsi in a world that has become increasingly restrictive and violent for his people. As tensions mount between the Hutu and Tutsi, he holds fast to his dream that running might deliver him, and his people, from the brutality around them. Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Naomi Benaron has written a stunning and gorgeous novel that-through the eyes of one unforgettable boy- explores a country's unraveling, its tentative new beginning, and the love that binds its people together
Summary
Rwandan runner Jean Patrick Nkuba dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal and uniting his ethnically divided country, only to be driven from everyone he loves when the violence starts, after which he must find a way back to a better life.
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Award
Bellwether Prize for Fiction, 2010.
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10017067
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1951-
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Benaron, Naomi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Runners (Sports)
  • Tutsi (African people)
  • Electronic books
  • Rwanda
Target audience
adult
Label
Running the rift: : a novel, Naomi Benaron, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11688194
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616201876
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11688194
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Running the rift: : a novel, Naomi Benaron, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11688194
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616201876
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11688194
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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