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Home of the Brave | [Katherine Applegate]

Home of the Brave

Kek, a young Sudanese refugee, is haunted by guilt that he survived: he saw his father and brother killed, and he left his mother behind when he joined his aunt's family in Minnesota. This debut novel by nonfiction writer Applegate examines an immigrant child's dislocation and loss as he steps off the plane in the snow.
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Kek, a young Sudanese refugee, is haunted by guilt that he survived: he saw his father and brother killed, and he left his mother behind when he joined his aunt's family in Minnesota. This debut novel by nonfiction writer Applegate examines an immigrant child's dislocation and loss as he steps off the plane in the snow.

©2007 Katherine Applegate; (P)2007 Random House, Inc.

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"Precise, highly accessible language evokes a wide range of emotions and simultaneously tells an initiation story. A memorable inside view of an outsider." (Publishers Weekly)

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