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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, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war
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
NWPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
El Akkad, Omar
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dystopias
  • Civil war
  • Young women
  • Drone aircraft
Target audience
adult
Label
American war, Omar El Akkad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000059721074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
333 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509852208
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)979259975
Label
American war, Omar El Akkad
Publication
Copyright
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
000059721074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
333 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509852208
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)979259975

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