Running the Rift

By: Benaron, Naomi

Price: $27.00

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Book Condition: Fine

365pp. 8vo. A moving novel about Jean Patrick Nkuba and his trials and tribulations during the ten-year span in which Rwanda is undone by Hutu-Tutsi tensions. It has won the Bellwether Prize for Fiction (given every other year). Author has signed on the title page over her name. Book is tight and unread and has its original price. Stated First Edition, and complete number line beginning with the number 1. Jacket is Brodart protected.

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Running 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 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.

Title: Running the Rift

Author Name: Benaron, Naomi

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books: 2012

ISBN Number: 1616200421

ISBN Number 13: 9781616200428

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001107

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; First Edition; Signed,