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Beasts of No Nation: A Novel
Beasts of No Nation: A Novel by Uzodinma Iweala 006079867X 9780060798673
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Beasts of No Nation: A Novel by Uzodinma Iweala

A powerful debut.|Searing. . . . An extraordinary debut novel.|Stark, vivid.... Written like a nightmare in progress, this story is a fever dream of voice and consciousness.|An astonishing debut.|[Beasts of No Nation] is a work of visceral heralds the arrival of a major talent.|A startling debut.. Iwealas acute imagining allows him to depict the war as a mesh of bestial pleasures and pain.|A raw, compelling first novel.|Remarkable. . . . Iweala never wavers from a gripping, pulsing narrative voice.|A brilliant debut. . . . This is a remarkable novel that suggests a dazzling literary future.|The hypnotic present tense, first-person narration draws the reader deep into the child soldiers shattered psyche.|Uzodinma Iweala is receiving not just hype but praise from reviewers for the frighteningly convincing voice of a preteen soldier.|Devastating...a raw and brutal story about the horrifying effects of cruelty and the incredible power of hope.|Searing and visceral. . . . Agus unblinking innocence gives the story its most powerful and disturbing beauty.|Uzodinma Iweala is a gifted and brave writer.|An outstanding first novel. . . . Resonant, beautiful. . . . Iwealas book will be readily embraced by readers.|This is an extraordinary book. . . . Its so vivid [and] powerful.|A harrowing account of the intoxication of violence.that offers no easy answers or explanations.| In this stunning debut novel, Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. Haunted by his fathers own death at the hands of militants, which he fled just before witnessing, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started -- a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family still intact. As he vividly recalls these sunnier times, his daily reality spins further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. His relationship with his commander deepens even as it darkens, and his camaraderie with a fellow soldier lends a deceptive sense of normalcy to his experience. In a powerful, strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agus youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, deeply affecting novel. Both a searing take on coming-of-age and a vivid document of the dark face of war, Beasts of No Nation announces the arrival of an extaordinary new writer.

Author: Uzodinma Iweala

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 142

Publisher: Harper

Publication Date: 2005-11-08

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ISBN: 006079867X

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