Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron audiobook

Running the Rift

By Naomi Benaron
Read by Marcel Davis

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781616200428
14.13 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Jean Patrick Nkuba is a gifted Rwandan boy who realizes that running will be his life. Until he discovers that he must run to save his life. During a ten-year span, his country is undone by the Hutu-Tutsi tensions. But in an ever-threatening world, he hol

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize

Nominated for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Fiction

A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, January 2012

Selected for the January 2012 Indie Next List

Jean Patrick Nkuba is a gifted Rwandan boy who realizes that running will be his life. Until he discovers that he must run to save his life. During a ten-year span, his country is undone by the Hutu-Tutsi tensions. But in an ever-threatening world, he hol

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A powerful coming-of-age story that highlights the best and the worst of human nature.” Christian Science Monitor
“A novel full of unspeakable strife but also joy, humor, and love.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Audacious and compelling…It’s a brave writer…who takes a subject as historically complex and gravid with emotion as this one as the background to her first novel, and Benaron has to be loudly applauded for her bravura and heartfelt attempt to encapsulate and document this corner of twentieth-century bestiality through her story of a young man’s teenage and early adult years…Benaron does not spare us any of the abominations of the genocide, but her denouement is surprisingly redemptive.” Washington Post
“[An] unflinching and beautifully crafted account of a people and their survival. In addition, [Benaron] compellingly details the growth and rigorous training of a young athlete.” Library Journal (starred review)
“It is a testament to Benaron’s skill that a novel about genocide—about neighbors and friends savagely turning on one another—conveys so profoundly the joys of family, friendship, and community. This powerful novel recounts inhumanity on a scale scarcely imaginable, yet rebukes its nihilism, countering unforgivable violence with small mercies and unyielding hope.” Publishers Weekly
“Benaron depicts the rugged beauty of Rwanda and the horror of genocide vividly in these pages. She writes with an earnest clarity bringing the boy to manhood and imparting to readers a culturally rich and unflinching story of resilience and resistance.” Chicago Tribune
“An auspicious debut…Having worked extensively with genocide survivor groups in Rwanda, Benaron clearly acquired a very lucid sense of her characters’ lives and of the horrors they endured…While it would be counterintuitive to pronounce this a winning, feel-good story, there is something to be said for hope restored. And Naomi Benaron's characters say it well.” Daily Beast
“It is exceptionally difficult to fictionalize a relatively recent mass murder without either cheapening the tragedy or becoming bogged down in grim reportage—but Ms. Benaron does a smart, sober job of it…Running the Rift is well-paced but always makes time to demonstrate the apparatus of genocide.” Wall Street Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Naomi Benaron

Author Bio: Naomi Benaron

Naomi Benaron earned an MFA from Antioch University and an MS in earth sciences from Scripps Institute of Oceanography. She teaches at Pima Community College and online through the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. An advocate for African refugees in her community, she has worked extensively with genocide survivor groups in Rwanda. She has won the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction and the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. She is also an Ironman triathlete.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 14.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English