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American War

de Omar El Akkad

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"An 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"--… (més)
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Oh man this was bleak. It’s the story of a child whose experiences during a second American Civil War (fought over an abolition of fossil fuels in the wake of climate change-driven sea rise) turn her into a revolutionary and it’s a very realistic psychological portrait of the effects of war…which also means it is a huge downer. ( )
  ghneumann | Jun 14, 2024 |
Thought-provoking book. The last 100-200 pages are very quick and powerful reads. The first 100 pages is the setup and goes more slowly and descriptively. They pay off with the powerful ending. ( )
  RAmaine7 | Jun 5, 2024 |
lo ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Apr 11, 2024 |
Wanted to love this but it didn't really click for me. I kept waiting for the moment when I'd become emotionally invested and it never happened.

Concept is frighteningly realistic - the US is a climate changed ravaged country fighting a new civil war against the south over fossil fuel. This is from the perspective of the southern fighters and it tries to get into the head of why somebody would fight such a war and become a terrorist in support of it.

I think I might have liked this more if it wasn't Christmas. I'm trying to feel happy and generous in my life right now and this is opposite everything this season represents. Maybe it would have worked if I was in a different headspace. ( )
  hmonkeyreads | Jan 25, 2024 |
Apocalyptic fiction — like apocalyptic TV — really isn’t my bag.

Nevertheless, American War tells a story about what the future might hold for America that is neither implausible nor limited to the American landscape.

I will not spoil the ending for readers, let’s just say it’s grim. ( )
  MylesKesten | Jan 23, 2024 |
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Graham, DionNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Teschner, UveNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour. -- Jeremiah 12:9
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"An 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"--

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