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Radiance of Tomorrow

(2014)
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A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone


When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that "everyone in the world should read" (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called "arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature," has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone.
At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike.
With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times.
Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Radiance of Tomorrow
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-4104-6531-4 / 978-1-4104-6531-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Radiance of Tomorrow
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-670-06778-4 / 978-0-670-06778-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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January 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-374-24602-5 / 978-0-374-24602-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-374-53503-5 / 978-0-374-53503-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Radiance of Tomorrow
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-14-319016-4 / 978-0-14-319016-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-4272-3340-3 / 978-1-4272-3340-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Radiance of Tomorrow
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Viking
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January 2014 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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