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The yellow birds : a novel

Autore: Kevin Powers
Editore: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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In the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger. This novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive. "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
War stories
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kevin Powers
ISBN: 9780316219365 0316219363
Numero OCLC: 776523645
Descrizione: 226 pages ; 22 cm
Responsabilità: Kevin Powers.

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In the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger. This novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive. "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined. In addition the novel also offers insight into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home.

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