Running the Rift [With Earbuds] (Playaway Adult Fiction) (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Naomi Benaron, Marcel Davis (Read by)
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Running the Rift by Naomi
Benaron is fabulous storytelling! Jean Patrick Nkuba’s wants to believe his
father’s words, that Hutu and Tutsi can live in peace.  His father is a
teacher, a man who hopes for a bright future for his children.  Death
claims Jean Patrick’s father unexpectedly, leaving the family bereft in a
climate of escalating tribal tensions with the dream of peace fading
fast.  Jean Patrick wants to run; he has legs that fly and hopes for
Olympic Gold.  But he is the wrong tribe at a very dangerous time. Benaron
has managed the formidable accomplishment of writing a beautiful, haunting
story of family, of a young boy’s coming of age, of the power of striving to be
the best, and of redemption. It is a hopeful story despite the rampaging grim
reaper that defiled Rwanda. Running the Rift deserves our attention.

— Deon Stonehouse

January 2012 Indie Next List

“Named for the Rwandan god of thunder, Jean Patrick Nkuba is destined for Olympic glory. Pushing his body up the misty hills of his village, he dreams not only of fame, but also of bringing peace to his country and equality to his Tutsi compatriots. When the floodwaters of hatred and war with the Hutu burst out over his homeland, Jean Patrick must run a different kind of race in order to survive. Both beautiful and heart-rending, horrific and hopeful, this novel carries a message that deserves to be widely read.”
— Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

Product Details
ISBN: 9781615878543
ISBN-10: 1615878548
Publisher: Findaway World
Publication Date: January 17th, 2012
Language: English
Series: Playaway Adult Fiction