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Beasts of No Nation Movie Tie-in

A Novel

by Uzodinma Iweala

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $13.99

Beasts of No Nation Movie Tie-in

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Beasts of No Nation Movie Tie-in

A Novel

by Uzodinma Iweala

On Sale: 10/13/2015

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Price: $13.99

About the Book

Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction

Los Angeles Times Book Award

Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age Finalist

This short but enormously powerful debut novel is told in the voice of Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, who is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. In a strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agu’s youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, inventive, and deeply affecting novel. For students, here is a chance to explore current issues with a deeply human voice as their guide.

“Devastating. . . . A raw and brutal story about the horrifying effects of cruelty and the incredible power of hope.”-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Freshman Common Read: Kalamazoo College

Critical Praise

“[Beasts of No Nation] is a work of visceral urgency…it heralds the arrival of a major talent.” - Amitav Ghosh, author of The Glass Palace

“Uzodinma Iweala is a gifted and brave writer.” - Chris Abani, author of GraceLand

“An astonishing debut.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A harrowing account of the intoxication of violence…that offers no easy answers or explanations.” - Library Journal

“This is an extraordinary book. . . . It’s so vivid [and] powerful.” - Sunday Telegraph

“A raw, compelling first novel.” - Literary Review

“A powerful debut.” - The Times of London

“A brilliant debut. . . . This is a remarkable novel that suggests a dazzling literary future.” - People (****)

“Remarkable. . . . Iweala never wavers from a gripping, pulsing narrative voice.” - Entertainment Weekly (A)

“A startling debut…. Iweala’s acute imagining allows him to depict the war as a mesh of bestial pleasures and pain.” - The New Yorker

“The hypnotic present tense, first-person narration draws the reader deep into the child soldier’s shattered psyche.” - The Washington Post

“Searing and visceral. . . . Agu’s unblinking innocence gives the story its most powerful and disturbing beauty.” - San Diego Union-Tribune

“An outstanding first novel. . . . Resonant, beautiful. . . . Iweala’s book will be readily embraced by readers.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Uzodinma Iweala is receiving not just hype but praise from reviewers for the frighteningly convincing voice of a preteen soldier.” - New York Magazine

“Searing. . . . An extraordinary debut novel.” - Time.com

“Stark, vivid.... Written like a nightmare in progress, this story is a fever dream of voice and consciousness.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Devastating...a raw and brutal story about the horrifying effects of cruelty and the incredible power of hope.” - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062420114
  • ISBN 10: 0062420119
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 10/13/2015
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.396 in (d)
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price: $13.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Media Tie-In
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Political