September 6, 2011

GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE "IN THE SEA THERE ARE CROCODILES" ENDED

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 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

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Anonymous said...

yes, I do think I could have survived the journey at 15
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following you on twitter @masugr
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mamabunny13 said...

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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mamabunny13 said...

I follow via gfc - mamabunny13
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Teressa Oliver said...

No I didn't have enough sense at 15 to do much of anything
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Teressa Oliver said...

i follow on gfc
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Teressa Oliver said...

i follow on fb as teressa oliver
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Teressa Oliver said...

i follow on twitter as tynapier1
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ann said...

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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ann said...

I am a GFC follower

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ann said...

I am a old email subscriber


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ann said...

I am a follower on FB

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Victoria Zumbrum said...

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

Victoria Zumbrum said...

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

Vicki said...

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

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Vicki said...

I'm a GFC follower
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Vicki said...

I follow on Facebook
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Vicki said...

I follow on Twitter
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Lukey Here said...

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Dina said...

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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Misusedinnocence said...

I think it's possible. I wouldn't bet on me though. lol
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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow on gfc.

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vmkids said...

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

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flychild7 said...

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

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Diane52 said...

Google follower and at the age of 15, there is no way I would have mad it!
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Nick Hilleshiem said...

No, I was way to weak mined at 15.
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Simone said...

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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casso said...

Yes I think so, at 15 I had mental stamina for sure!
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Selena said...

i would like to think i would have survived at 15 but i guess i really don't know.

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Selena said...

friended on FB

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Selena said...

follow on GFC

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Anonymous said...

A sincere maybe.

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Jim said...

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

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Jim said...

i follow via GFC

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Jim said...

i'm your friend on facebook

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Jim said...

i follow you on twitter

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Jim said...

i tweeted

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bored2quickly said...

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!
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degood said...

I don't think I would have been strong enough to survive at 15.

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degood said...

I follow you on gfc as degood.

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I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

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Desmond said...

Not a chance.

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purango said...

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

Anonymous said...

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jim said...

At 15, I was pretty street smart. I would like to say I could... jimandboys@gmail.com

/\Heather/\ said...

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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/\Heather/\ said...

I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
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/\Heather/\ said...

I follow you on twitter - choochoo428
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I follow you on facebook.
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