What Is the What

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In a sprawling and epic novel, Dave Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of a young boy, Valentino Achak Deng. What is the What tells the story of Valentino and another boy, both caught in the Sudanese civil war. One, at seven, is too young to know what's happening; the other, at ten, is old enough to fight for the rebel army. The two struggle through the brutal war, enduring the surreal world their country has become. In many ways a complete departure from the author's previous works, this book is a straightforward and unflinching portrayal of the madness of war; yet it is also full of unexpected humor and adventure. What ist he What is heartrending and astonishing, filled with adventure, suspense, tragedy and, finally, triumph.
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What Is the What
is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man.

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subject_facetDeng, Valentino Achak -- Fiction
Refugees -- Sudan -- Fiction
Refugees -- United States -- Fiction
Sudan -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Fiction
Sudanese -- United States -- Fiction
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
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What is the what [electronic resource] Eggers, Dave.
title_shortWhat Is the What
topic_facetDeng, Valentino Achak
Emigration and immigration
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Literature
Refugees
Sudanese