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government has passed the Sustainable Futures Act, prohibiting the use of fossil fuels anywhere in the countryOmar El Akkad has created a novel that isn’t afraid to be a pleasurable yarn as it delves into the hidden currents of American culture and extrapolates from them to envision a deeply tragic potential future

But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the skyJun 28, 2017 · American War by Omar El Akkad

A massive plague has impacted the country and much of humanity has been situated in a series of campsDescription - American War by Omar El Akkad An audacious and powerful debut novel "An extraordinary novelPublisher Penguin Random House asked the author, Portland resident Omar Al Akkad, about the book

April 2, 2017 • Journalist Omar El Akkad imagines a dark, dystopian future in his new novel, American WarDownload for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read American War

The book is about a second American Civil War which is fought between the North and the South, but this time over a ban on fossil fuels which is passed as a result of destructive climate changeThe book, set in a dystopian future America, where fossil fuels are banned and bits of the continent have fallen into the ocean, is proof of the premise that while philosophy can urge

El Akkad is The Globe and Mail‘s Western United States reporter, based in Portland, OregonAmerican War is Omar El Akkad's first novel and it is masterful

“It’s about ruin

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

The story is told through the eyes of Sarat Chestnut

But even she knows that oil is outlawedISBN-13: 9780451493583 Summary 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

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In American War , we’re asked to consider what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons against itself” And it is the ruthless ferocity of her

When he was 16 years old, he moved to Canada, subsequently completing high school in Montreal and university at Queen's University in Kingston, OntarioHis reporting includes dispatches from theAmerican War is the story of America at war with itself, and whatever you think that might mean, Omar El Akkad has some news for you: it's more frightening than you could ever imagine

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" It's a look that this country in the near future, as it

Apr 04, 2017 · 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 DivergentOmar El Akkad is an author and journalistThe novel begins circa 2140 as an unnamed narrator reflects on his youth and the devastating war he was born into, the Second American Civil War, which took place between 2074 and 2095” —Booklist Omar El Akkad