What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng; A Novel, Dave Eggers
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What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng; A Novel

Author: Dave Eggers

Narrator: Dion Graham

Unabridged: 20 hr 29 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 07/01/2007

Genre: Fiction - Historical

Synopsis

In a heartrending and astonishing novel, Dave Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States. We follow his life as he's driven from his home as a boy and walks, with thousands of orphans, to Ethiopia, where he finds safety-for a time. Valentino's travels, truly Biblical in scope, bring him in contact with government soldiers, Janjaweed-like militias, liberation rebels, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation-and a string of unexpected romances. Ultimately, Valentino finds safety in Kenya and, just after the millennium, is finally resettled in the United States, from where this novel is narrated. In this book, written with expansive humanity and surprising humor, we come to understand the nature of the conflicts in Sudan, the refugee experience in America, the dreams of the Dinka people, and the challenge one indomitable man faces in a world collapsing around him. A New York Times bestseller. A 2006 Time Magazine Book of the Year for Fiction. Winner for the 2007 Independent Publisher Award for Literary Fiction. A 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. A 2007 New York Times Book Review Notable Book.

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