American War by Omar El Akkad

American War is the first novel by Canadian-Egyptian journalist Omar El Akkad. It is set in a near-future United States of America, ravaged by climate change, in which a second Civil War has broken out over the use of fossil fuels. The story is told by Benjamin Chestnut about his aunt, Sarat Chestnut, and is told through narrative chapters interspersed with fictional primary documents collected by the narrator.

The 1790th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)

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American War Hardcover 773298 $19.45 $12.02 2017
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