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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1998). A moving account of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. This copy is inscribed by Gourevitch to the author Robert Stone: "For Bob Stone/ with warmest regards -- Philip Gourevitch." The rear jacket panel is entirely taken by a Stone blurb: "Young Philip Gourevitch brings us a report from the killing fields of Africa that marks him as a major successor to the handful of great correspondents who have risked life and safety to bring dark truths to a world reluctant to know of them. Like the greatest war reporters, he raises the human banner in hell's mouth, the insignia of common sense, of quiet moral authority, of blessed humor. He has the mind of a scholar along with the observative capacity of a good novelist, and he writes like an angel. This volume establishes him as the peer of Michael Herr, Ryszard Kapuscinski, and Tobias Wolff. I think there is no limit to what we may expect from him." Fine in a fine, if dusty, jacket. [#033675] $250

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