Jonathan Littell’s Amazon Single

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Author of The Kindly Ones writes The Invisible Enemy, available at Amazon for $1.99.

In remote villages of the Congo, the children of more than 1,000 families have been taken by armed members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and made to become slaves and “wives.” In The Invisible Enemy, Jonathan Littell–war correspondent and author of the novel The Kindly Ones–investigates the panic, disbelief, and powerlessness faced by the effected families. He journeys to jungle and savannah villages where the LRA hides, interviewing children who escaped, government officials who help the victims, and military officers who lead the anti-LRA operations. Haunted with images of terror, Littell’s history of the LRA’s atrocious campaign nevertheless offers powerful psychological portraits, richly described landscapes, strategic details of both sides’ operations.

Perhaps pair it with The Explosion of the Radiator Hose?

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