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A fast-paced, gripping and humane account of the ongoing Yemeni Civil War

A vitally important journalistic account of the ongoing Yemeni civil war. Documenting his first-hand research over the past couple of years, Dave Eggers presents an unflinching portrait of the conflict in Yemen. Imbuing his subject with drama, urgency and compulsive readability, Eggers throws a much-needed spotlight on an ongoing crisis.

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780241244906

    January 29, 2018

    Hamish Hamilton

    352 pages

    RRP $38.00

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  • Paperback

    9780241975367

    January 8, 2019

    Hamish Hamilton

    368 pages

    RRP $28.00

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  • Hardback

    9780241278505

    February 15, 2018

    Hamish Hamilton

    352 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • The Monk of Mokha
    Dave Eggers

    EBook

    9780241975374

    January 4, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Chapter One

Miriam gave things to Mokhtar. Usually books. She gave him Das Kapital. She gave him Noam Chomsky. She fed his mind. She fueled his aspirations. They dated for a year or so, but the odds were long. He was a Muslim Yemeni American, and she was half-Palestinian, half-Greek and a Christian. But she was beautiful, and fierce, and she fought harder for Mokhtar than he fought for himself. When he said he wanted to finally get his undergraduate degree and go to law school, she bought him a satchel. It was a law- yerly valise, made in Granada, painstakingly crafted from the soft- est leather, with brass rivets and buckles and elegant compartments within. Maybe, Miriam thought, the object would drive the dream.

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