Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2012.
Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by author in ink to title page. Stated First Edition with full number line indicating first printing. 9 1/4" X 6 1/2". 365pp. Book presents nicely with unclipped dust jacket encased in protective archival sleeve. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of jacket. Orange paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. From the Powell's Indiespensable signed first edition book club with custom slipcase and original packing slip from Powell's book club laid in.
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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.(Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #8469