By Tony D’Souza ’00MFA (Harcourt)


This widely hailed debut novel follows the questing Jack Diaz, who leaves Chicago to serve as a relief worker on the West African coast. As funding evaporates and civil war looms, Jack seeks an intimate understanding of the culture and his place within it before he must scramble to evacuate. An editor’s choice novel of The New York Times Book Review.

(July 2006)