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What is the What

by Dave Eggers
£8.99   paperback  Penguin Books Ltd (2008)

What is the What by Dave Eggers This is the story of a man who, as a boy, was separated from his family in Sudan's brutal civil war; who trekked across Africa's punishing wilderness with thousands of other children; who survived aerial bombardment and attacks by militias and wild animals; who ate whatever he could find or nothing at all; who, as a boy, considered ending his life to end the suffering; and who eventually made it to America, where a new and equally challenging journey began.
 
His name is Valentino Achak Deng, and in this novel Dave Eggers tells the extraordinary true story of his incredible journey.

"A biblical odyssey, from massacre and famine, through jungles and rivers, across borders and endless checkpoints, aiming only somewhere less horrific than here and now."
(Observer)

ISBN 13: 9780141015743 | ISBN 10: 0141015748