GIVEAWAY IN THE SEA THERE ARE CROCODILES

Friday, August 26, 2011



Book Description:
When ten-year-old Enaiatollah Akbari’s small village in Afghanistan falls prey to Taliban rule in early 2000, his mother shepherds the boy across the border into Pakistan but has to leave him there all alone to fend for himself. Thus begins Enaiat’s remarkable and often punish­ing five-year ordeal, which takes him through Iran, Turkey, and Greece before he seeks political asylum in Italy at the age of fifteen.

Along the way, Enaiat endures the crippling physical and emotional agony of dangerous border crossings, trekking across bitterly cold mountain pathways for days on end or being stuffed into the false bottom of a truck. But not every­one is as resourceful, resilient, or lucky as Enaiat, and there are many heart-wrenching casualties along the way.

Based on Enaiat’s close collaboration with Italian novelist Fabio Geda and expertly rendered in English by an award- winning translator, this novel reconstructs the young boy’s memories, perfectly preserving the childlike perspective and rhythms of an intimate oral history.

Told with humor and humanity, In the Sea There Are Crocodiles brilliantly captures Enaiat’s moving and engaging voice and lends urgency to an epic story of hope and survival.

Thanks to Doubleday I have 2 copies of this book to giveaway. This will be open to U.S. residents only. No P.O. Boxes. This will start today, Saturday, August 27th and I will use a randomizer on Saturday, September 17th.
To enter you must be a follower of my blog, and say so in your comment. You also need to leave a way for me to contact you, you can use (at) and (dot) in your comment.
To receive additional entries you can tweet about this on Twitter, just come back and leave the link in an additional comment. You can also blog about this contest and come back and leave the link in an additional comment.

Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!!!!!


 
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