What Is the What
What Is the What

What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children--the so-called Lost Boys--was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man.

Title What Is the What
Author Dave Eggers
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 09 October 2007
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 560 p.
ISBN-10 0307385906
ISBN-13 9780307385901
Publication Date 09 October 2007
Main content page count 560
Weight 16 oz.

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