What Is The What

October 9, 2007|
What Is The What by DAVE EGGERS
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What Is the What is the story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan who flees from his village in the mid-1980s and becomes one of the so-called Lost Boys. Valentino’s travels bring him in contact with enemy soldiers, with liberation rebels, with hyenas and lions, with disease and starvation, and with deadly murahaleen (militias on horseback)–the same sort who currently terrorize Darfur. Eventually Deng is resettled in the United States with almost 4000 other young Sudanese men, and a very different struggle begins. Based closely on true experiences, What Is the What is heartbreaking and arresting, filled with adventure, suspense, tragedy, and, finally, triumph.
DAVE EGGERS is an award-winning and bestselling author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, The Captain and the Glory, and The Parade. He is founder of McSweeney’s, the San Francisco independent publishing company. He is co-founder of 826 National, the network of youth writing centers that has inspired dozen...
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Title:What Is The What
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:560 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.96 in
Shipping dimensions:560 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.96 in
Published:October 9, 2007
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780676979497

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