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Dystopian

American War

Debut
We love supporting debut authors. Congrats, Omar El Akkad, on your first novel!

by Omar El Akkad

Quick take

Fair warning: this is not a beach read. Set in a near-future dystopia in which global warming has submerged America’s current coastlines, American War is scarily believable.

Why I love it

Fair warning: American War is not a beach read. Not only because the novel is not fluffy and light, but also because it’s set in a near-future dystopia in which global warming has submerged the majority of America’s current coastlines. Spring Break forever? Not likely.

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