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American War - A Novel

Omar El Akkad

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dion Graham

Length:

12h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:49


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:51


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:20


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:41


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:35


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:52


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:07


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:37


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:03


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:13


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:13


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:12


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:35


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:36


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:24


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:16


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

00:32