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They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Public Affairs
Publication date August 11, 2015
Pages 325
Binding Paperback
Edition 10 anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781610395984
ISBN-10 1610395980
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
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Christopher Award Winner
Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Washington Post Top 100 Books of the Year Selection


A stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousin—hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “moving, beautifully written account, by turns warm and tender.”

Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson, like tens of thousands of young boys, took flight from the massacres of Sudan's civil war. They became known as the Lost Boys. With little more than the clothes on their backs, sometimes not even that, they streamed out over Sudan in search of refuge. Their journey led them first to Ethiopia and then, driven back into Sudan, toward Kenya. They walked nearly one thousand miles, sustained only by the sheer will to live.

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky is the three boys' account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and the purity of their child's-eye-vision, Alephonsian, Benjamin, and Benson recall by turns: how they endured the hunger and strength-sapping illnesses—dysentery, malaria, and yellow fever; how they dodged the life-threatening predators—lions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers alike—that dogged their footsteps; and how they grappled with a war that threatened continually to overwhelm them. Their story is a lyrical, captivating, timeless portrait of a childhood hurled into wartime and how they had the good fortune and belief in themselves to survive.


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9781610395984 | details & prices | 325 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Christopher Award WinnerLos Angeles Times BestsellerWashington Post Top 100 Books of the Year SelectionA stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousin—hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “moving, beautifully written account, by turns warm and tender.

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