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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Ha-Ha by Dave King. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Song for Night by Christopher Abani. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Oct 4, 2007 — Nigerian author Chris Abani's new book, Song for Night, depicts a child soldier's turbulent life while at war. "My Luck" is the main character of his novella set during Liberia's long civil war. My Luck is mute. Abani details the horrors of war and the desperate poverty that are part of a child soldier's life.
Oct 26, 2005 — NPR listener Kathryn says of this novel about a mute Vietnam veteran, "Everyone with whom I have shared this book has thanked me profusely."
Jan 29, 2005 — Dave King's debut novel, The Ha-Ha, features a man who loses his ability to speak after suffering a head injury in Vietnam. The book takes a look at the world inside Howie. King says thoughts of his late brother, born profoundly autistic, sparked the story.