Sep 062011
 
SEPTEMBER 6th to SEPTEMBER 20th, 2011
IN THE SEA THERE ARE CROCODILES
by FABIO GEDA
SYNOPSIS:
When ten-year-old Enaiatollah Akbari’s small village in Afghanistan falls prey to Taliban rule in early 2000, his mother shepherds the boy across the border into Pakistan but has to leave him there all alone to fend for himself. Thus begins Enaiat’s remarkable and often punish­ing five-year ordeal, which takes him through Iran, Turkey, and Greece before he seeks political asylum in Italy at the age of fifteen.

Along the way, Enaiat endures the crippling physical and emotional agony of dangerous border crossings, trekking across bitterly cold mountain pathways for days on end or being stuffed into the false bottom of a truck. But not every­one is as resourceful, resilient, or lucky as Enaiat, and there are many heart-wrenching casualties along the way.

Based on Enaiat’s close collaboration with Italian novelist Fabio Geda and expertly rendered in English by an award- winning translator, this novel reconstructs the young boy’s memories, perfectly preserving the childlike perspective and rhythms of an intimate oral history.

Told with humor and humanity, In the Sea There Are Crocodiles brilliantly captures Enaiat’s moving and engaging voice and lends urgency to an epic story of hope and survival.


THANKS TO LIZ AND THE FABULOUS  
PEOPLE FROM DOUBLEDAY
 I HAVE TWO (2)  COPIES OF THIS
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  63 Responses to “GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE "IN THE SEA THERE ARE CROCODILES" ENDED”

  1. I dont think I was that strong at 15, but strength come when you need it!

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  2. yes, I do think I could have survived the journey at 15
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  6. I've always been a survivor so I'd like to think I would have been able to survive what he did…I'm glad I did'n have to try.
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  7. I follow via gfc – mamabunny13
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  8. I like you on fb-mamabunny shelor
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  9. I follow you on twitter @mamabunny13
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  10. No I didn't have enough sense at 15 to do much of anything
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  11. i follow on gfc
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  12. i follow on fb as teressa oliver
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  13. i follow on twitter as tynapier1
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  14. I may be able to endure and survive it all. I had 4 brothers I had to babysit while my mom worked LOL

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  15. I am a GFC follower

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  16. I am a old email subscriber

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  17. I am a follower on FB

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  18. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

  19. I am not sure if I would have survived. I don't consider myself very tough and strong and I especially wouldnt have been at that age. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  20. I think the will to survive is strong at any age, so yes, I think I would have survived.

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  21. I'm a GFC follower
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  22. I follow on Facebook
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  23. I follow on Twitter
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  24. tweet, tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/CherylMash/status/111029050537017344

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  25. GFC FOLLOWER
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  26. Facebook follower: Teresa Sprague Lukey
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  27. I don't think I'd have survived – and I am so grateful I will never find out! aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

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  29. Facebook follower aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

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  31. I think it's possible. I wouldn't bet on me though. lol
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  32. I follow on gfc.

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  33. i would have never made it i was so self absorbed back then

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  34. I don't think at 15 I would be strong enough

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  35. I follow on google friend connect
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  36. Google follower and at the age of 15, there is no way I would have mad it!
    Diane Baum
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  37. No, I was way to weak mined at 15.
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  38. GFC follower.
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  39. twitter follower,
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  40. I don't think I could have survived anything even remotely stressful at 15. I couldn't even stand going to school every day at that age.
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  41. Yes I think so, at 15 I had mental stamina for sure!
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  42. i would like to think i would have survived at 15 but i guess i really don't know.

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  43. friended on FB

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  44. follow on GFC

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  45. A sincere maybe.

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  46. i don't think i could survive that journey at age 15

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  47. i'm your friend on facebook

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  48. i follow you on twitter

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  49. I follow your blog on GFC! I would love to win this! I was not that strong at 15. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
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  50. I don't think I would have been strong enough to survive at 15.

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  51. I follow you on gfc as degood.

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  52. I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

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  53. Not a chance.

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  54. I don't think I could have survived the journey. garrettsambo@aol.com

  55. Thanks for the great contest!
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  56. At 15, I was pretty street smart. I would like to say I could… jimandboys@gmail.com

  57. I think my 15 was quite different from that kind of 15, but given that I would either have to make that difficult journey or die, I would make that journey! And yes, I would have survived. I'm thinking positive here!
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  58. I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
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  59. I follow you on twitter – choochoo428
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  60. I follow you on facebook.
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