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The yellow birds

Author: Kevin Powers
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The war tried to kill us in the spring," begins this breathtaking 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. 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Powers
ISBN: 9781444756135 1444756133 9781444756128 1444756125 9781444765434 1444765434
OCLC Number: 810097980
Awards: Winner of Guardian First Book Award 2012.
Description: 230 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Kevin Powers.

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An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.  Read more...

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Remarkable for its intensity of both feeling and expression. In this book about death, every line is a defiant assertion of the power of beauty to revivify, whether beauty shows itself in nature or Read more...

 
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