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The Resource Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel, by Edward Hoagland

Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel, by Edward Hoagland

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Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel
Title
Children are diamonds
Title remainder
an African apocalypse : a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Edward Hoagland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet Hickey, an American school teacher in his late thirties, an American school teacher who burns his bridges with the school board and goes to Africa as an aid worker. Working for an agency in Nairobi, one of his jobs is to drive food and medical supplies to Southern Sudan to an aid station run by Ruth, a middle-aged woman, who acts as nurse, doctor, hospice worker, feeder of starving children, and witness. Ruth is gruff but efficient, and Hickey, who is usually drawn to youth and beauty, is struck by her devotion. Returning to Nairobi, he can't forget what he has seen. When the violence and chaos in the region increase to a fever pitch and aid workers are being slaughtered or evacuated, Hickey is asked to save Ruth overland by Jeep. What happens to them and the children that have joined their journey is the searing climax of this novel. Hoagland paints an unflinching portrait of a living hell at its worst, and yet amid that suffering there is hope in the form of humility, sacrifice, and life-affirming friendship
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hoagland, Edward
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.O334
LC item number
C49 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Americans
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Child soldiers
  • Americans
  • Child soldiers
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Africa
  • Kenya
  • South Sudan
Label
Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel, by Edward Hoagland
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn816030185
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781611458343
Lccn
2013013603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)816030185
Label
Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel, by Edward Hoagland
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn816030185
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781611458343
Lccn
2013013603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)816030185

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