What Is the What The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng { epub } ☆ Dave Eggers


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What Is the What The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng

From the bestselling author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 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. If you know me at all you know I read a lot So I don t take these reviews lightly Here goes What is the What is without a doub

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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. GREAT STORY NOT SO GREAT BOOK This took me THREE MONTHS to finish I did read other books in the meantime but believe me I woul

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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 back cove. When so much hype and reputation converge on such a complex and sensitive topic only to receive unchecked praise from the Amer

  • Hardcover
  • 475
  • What Is the What The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng
  • Dave Eggers
  • English
  • 15 July 2018
  • 9781932416640

About the Author: Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of ten books including most recently Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever The Circle and A Hologram for the King which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award He is the founder of McSweeney’s an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books a uarterly journal of new writing McSweeney’s uarterly



10 thoughts on “What Is the What The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng

  1. says:

    If you know me at all you know I read a lot So I don't take these reviews lightly Here goes What is the What is without a doubt one of the best books I have ever readThe story of Valentino Achak Deng a so called Lost Boy of the Sudan is so moving that after reading the book I went to his web site and signed up for infor

  2. says:

    It takes a certain and rare kind of writer to make a story about civil war genocide and a refugee crisis boring and unreadable; that writer specifically is Dave Eggers It's not that I don't understand the purpose that this book serves just as we import the Third World's raw resources to fuel our own material greed so must we import

  3. says:

    I’ve been thinking a lot about this book this morning I’ve recommended it a few dozen times over the years I didn’t even ‘think’ about whether or not I had written a review I hadn’tI read this before I joined Goodreads — in the days before I wrote reviews Those days are coming back again in my near future — ‘review retiremen

  4. says:

    “Valentino I just don’t know what God has against you” These words were directed at the subject of this novelbiography and are pretty much a motif that runs throughout most of this bookThis is one man’s true story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan Valentino Achak Deng at age seven and thousands of boys just like him endured all manner of hardship as they fled their homes as civil war beginning in 1983 dev

  5. says:

    TOO MUCH AND NOT ENOUGH A PARADOX With her open and confident sexuality she was the constant igniter of everything flammable within usHmm if this Sudanese refugee now American Valentine Achak Deng can turn a phrase like that how co

  6. says:

    GREAT STORY NOT SO GREAT BOOK This took me THREE MONTHS to finish I did read other books in the meantime but believe me I wouldn't have dragged my feet on this one if the storytelling hadn't been so TERRIBLY AWFULExamples of STORIES told particularly badlya The drama teacher Miss Gladys and the Dominicsb The romance betw

  7. says:

    Nine years after this was published I've finally read it Have meant to read it since loving Zeitoun a few years ago Wife listened to audiobook on long commute and deemed it a truly heartbreaking work of staggering genius also proclaimed herse

  8. says:

    Now that was a lot of information Too muchValentino Achak Deng is one of the lost boys of the civil war in Sudan He survived a genocide walking from Sudan to Ethiopia where boys were getting picked off one by one by lions in the night Crocodiles vultures dysentery soldiers tying to blow him up starvation a car

  9. says:

    When so much hype and reputation converge on such a complex and sensitive topic only to receive unchecked praise from the Am

  10. says:

    Dave Eggers tells Achack's story much like you would hear it if you had befriended the Sudanese refugee yoursel

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