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What Is the What (Compact Disc)

By Dave Eggers, Dion Graham (Narrated by)
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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.

About the Author


Dave Eggers, a former professional stundman, is the editor of McSweeney's and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

Dion Graham, from HBO's "The Wire", is a multiple Audie Award winning narrator and critically acclaimed actor. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid, and full of life.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781602832626
ISBN-10: 1602832625
Publisher: Audiogo
Publication Date: October 2007
Pages: 17
Language: English