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The overwhelming : a play

Author: J T Rogers
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
Summary:
"As a middle-aged American academic who desperately needs to publish a book in order to gain tenure. Jack Exley leaps at the chance to go to Rwanda to write about his old college classmate Dr. Joseph Gasana, who in the intervening years has specialized in treating children stricken by AIDS. But when Jack, along with his African-American second wife, Linda, and his disaffected teenage son, Geoffrey, arrives in Kigali  Read more...
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Genre/Form: scripts (documents)
Plays (Performed Works)
Drama
History
Théâtre
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rogers, J.T., 1968-
Overwhelming.
New York : Faber and Faber, 2007
(OCoLC)608522426
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J T Rogers
ISBN: 9780865479746 0865479747
OCLC Number: 131068880
Notes: "Originally published in 2006 in slightly different form by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 137 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The Overwhelming --
What came after : a postscript --
Rwanda-"Never again" by Fergal Keane --
"Just words."
Responsibility: J.T. Rogers.
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Abstract:

"As a middle-aged American academic who desperately needs to publish a book in order to gain tenure. Jack Exley leaps at the chance to go to Rwanda to write about his old college classmate Dr. Joseph Gasana, who in the intervening years has specialized in treating children stricken by AIDS. But when Jack, along with his African-American second wife, Linda, and his disaffected teenage son, Geoffrey, arrives in Kigali in early 1994, he is not only unable to find Joseph, he is unable to find anyone who will even admit to having known the Tutsi doctor. Befriended by both a cynical American diplomat and a perhaps too-helpful Hutu political power broker, Jack and his family slowly, then urgently, become enmeshed in the tension and terror, the professional risks and personal betrayals, that they ultimately realize mark the start of a genocidal war - a horror that they can sense is coming but cannot comprehend or control."--Jacket.

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