American War: A Novel

4.5 rating

American War (Omar El Akkad, 2017)

Reading this during the Trump-induced immigration crisis and creation of internment camps made this a difficult respite from the news. Still, what a fantastic read.

El Akkad spends little time on exposition about this climate-shocked future America. Instead, he focusses on the impact of geographic and political upheaval on a small group of climate refugees in the American south some 70 years from now.

I found it fascinating, compelling, and beautifully written.