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The Resource American war : a novel, Omar el Akkad

American war : a novel, Omar el Akkad

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American war : a novel
Title
American war
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Omar el Akkad
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Powerful . . . As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy [created] in The Road, 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. . . . Omar El Akkad's debut novel, American War, 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 and Divergent."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesAn 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1982-
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El Akkad, Omar
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PS3605.L12
LC item number
A44 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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PerformerNote
Read by Dion Graham
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Graham, Dion
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  • Drone aircraft
  • Soldiers
  • Civil war
  • Civil war
  • Drone aircraft
  • Soldiers
  • United States
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Label
American war : a novel, Omar el Akkad
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 29 min., 45 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781524779801
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
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other
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37DC9FE8-8951-4854-9E93-5A37013C842B
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  • ocn981758052
  • (OCoLC)981758052
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Label
American war : a novel, Omar el Akkad
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 29 min., 45 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524779801
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
37DC9FE8-8951-4854-9E93-5A37013C842B
System control number
  • ocn981758052
  • (OCoLC)981758052
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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