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A Haunting Debut Looks Ahead to a Second American Civil War

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AMERICAN WAR By Omar El Akkad 333 pages. Knopf. $26.95. Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, “American War,” is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and plot elements familiar to readers of the recent young-adult dystopian series “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent.

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