Running the Rift

Product Number: EB00009092
Released: Oct 16, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781616201876
Publisher: Workman Publishing
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Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction: An "audacious and compelling" novel of one man trying to outrun the horrors of the Rwandan genocide (The Washington Post).A Kansas City Star, Seattle Times, and BookBrowse Best of the Year PickRunning the Rift follows the progress of Jean Patrick Nkuba from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his country's first Olympic medal winner in track. But Jean Patrick is a Tutsi in a world that has become increasingly restrictive and violent for his people. As tensions mount between the Hutu and Tutsi, he holds fast to his dream that running might deliver him, and his people, from the brutality around them. Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Naomi Benaron has written a stunning and gorgeous novel that—through the eyes of one unforgettable boy—explores a country's unraveling, its tentative new beginning, and the love that binds its people together. "A profound display of imagination and empathy. Benaron writes like Jean Patrick runs, with the heart of a lion." —The Dallas Morning News "A novel full of unspeakable strife but also joy, humor, and love." —O, The Oprah Magazine "This is truly fearless writing: ambitious, beautiful, unapologetically passionate." —Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times–bestselling author "A culturally rich and unflinching story of resilience and resistance." —Chicago Tribune "Benaron accomplishes the improbable feat of wringing genuine loveliness from unspeakable horror."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author(s): Naomi Benaron
Original Publish Date: Oct 16, 2012

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Author(s): Naomi Benaron
Narrator(s): Marcel Davis
Product Number DD1096
Released: Jan 07, 2012
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611745665
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Author(s): Naomi Benaron
Narrator(s): Marcel Davis
Product Number Z100027017
Released: Jan 17, 2012
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611745672

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