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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1619690322
ISBN-13: 9781619690325
Sku: 228930284
Publish Date: 9/11/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5.75H x 5.25L x 1T
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A major debut by a veteran of the war in Iraq: a haunting tale about two young soldiers trying to stay alive.
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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, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger.

Bound together since basic training when their tough-as-nails Sergeant ordered Bart to watch over Murph, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murph becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible actions.

With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, THE YELLOW BIRDS is a groundbreaking work about the costs of war that is destined to become a classic.
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THE YELLOW BIRDS, by Kevin Powers, was selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 10 Best Books of 2012.

Praise

"Powers writes with a rawness that brings the sights and smells as well as the trauma and decay of war home to the reader." 07/15/2012

"Powers's style and story are haunting." (starred review) 07/30/2012

"[An] intense debut." - Keith Staskiewicz 09/07/2012

"[B]rilliantly observed and deeply affecting: at once a freshly imagined story about a soldier's coming of age, a harrowing tale about the friendship of two young men trying to stay alive on the battlefield in Iraq, and a philosophical parable about the loss of innocence and the uses of memory." - Michiko Kakutani 09/06/2012

"[A] first novel as compact and powerful as a footlocker full of ammo.....Kevin Powers has something to say, something deeply moving about the frailty of man and the brutality of war, and we should all lean closer and listen." - Benjamin Percy 10/07/2012

"[Powers] evoke sthe peculiar smell and feel of the war better than any journalist." 11/19/2012

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