FINALIST FOR THE 2011 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

 

FINALIST FOR THE 2011 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

“A fantastic clash of cultures, which Ms. McClelland describes with saucy relish…. vivid…irreverent.” –The Wall Street Journal

“An in-your-face look at Burmese history as well as modern life for refugees in Thailand…. deeply personal, opinionated and utterly compelling.” –Bookslut

“McClelland’s telling of this nation’s tragedy is among the most readable yet…for a memoir about the world’s longest-running war, it’s pretty damn funny.” –The San Francisco Chronicle

“The reporting and writing is truly stunning.” –Sandy Bergo, Executive Director, Fund for Investigative Journalism

“Any reporting on the notoriously underdocumented Burmese war is critical reading; a page-turner like this one is not to be missed.” –San Francisco magazine

“She has done her homework where Burma’s concerned.” –The Washington Post

“Gritty, informed, passionate…McClelland’s gonzo sensibility, big heart, and keen eye for weird details bring this tale of inhuman cruelty and human resilience vividly alive.” –Gary Kamiya, Salon

“Alternately poignant and raucous, angry and heartbreaking…McClelland’s reporting is very much from-the-ground-up, far livelier than we will ever get from the average foreign correspondent.” –Adam Hochschild

“[McClelland’s] is a clear-eyed honesty that makes Surrender an important introduction to one of the great horrors of contemporary global life that’s also an accessible and pleasurable read.” –The Advocate

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