Brown University

American War: A Novel

by Omar El Akkad
Knopf, April 2017   ISBN: 978-045149358-3
Price: $26.95

“Omar El Akkad has created an American future that is both terrifying and plausible.  In a world seared and flooded by global warming, the U.S. has fractured again into North and South.  The barbarism that ensues is all the more awful because we know the rivers and the cities.  And we know these people: they are our neighbors; they are us.  Through the eyes of a young girl El Akkad lets us see the soul-crushing toll of war.  It was only in the stunned minutes after I’d finished the novel that I realized he had also taught us how to make a consummate terrorist.”—Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars and Celine

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