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Girl at War
Author: Sara Novic

ISBN: 9780349140988
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 31 May 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.7
The lead debut paperback for Abacus in 2016, for fans of Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Growing up in Zagreb in the summer of 1991, 10-year-old Ana Juric is a carefree tomboy; she runs the streets with her best friend, Luka, helps take care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father. But when civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, football games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills.

The brutal ethnic cleansing of Croats and Bosnians tragically changes Ana's life, and she is lost to a world of genocide and child soldiers; a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival. Ten years later she returns to Croatia, a young woman struggling to belong to either country, forced to confront the trauma of her past and rediscover the place that was once her home.

About the Author

Sara Novic was born in 1987 and has lived in the United States and Croatia. She recently graduated from the MFA program at Columbia University, w...

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