&ldquo;Powerful . . . As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as
Cormac McCarthy [created] in The Road, i> and as devastating a
look as the fallout that national events have on an American family as
Philip Roth did in The Plot Against America. i>&#160;.
. . Omar El Akkad&rsquo;s debut novel, American
War, i> is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and
plot elements familiar to readers of the recent young-adult dystopian
series The Hunger Games i> and Divergent.&rdquo; i>
&mdash;Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times i>
An audacious and powerful debut novel :a second American
Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the
middle&mdash;a story that asks what might happen if America were to
turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon
'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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