The Yellow Birds

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A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, "The Yellow Birds" is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive. In Iraq, 21-year old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. The two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for.

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Publisher Little Brown & Co
Mfg Part# 9780316219341
SKU 235871232
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0316219347
Release Date 4/30/2013
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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."
"Powers's style and story are haunting." (starred review)
"[An] intense debut."
"[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."
"[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."
"[Powers] evoke sthe peculiar smell and feel of the war better than any journalist."
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Editors Note Two friends, both U.S. soldiers in Iraq, cling to life and each other as a bloody fight to take control of the city of Al Tafar rages around them and they stave off fatigue, mental stress and insurgents. 100,000 first printing.
Annotation THE YELLOW BIRDS, by Kevin Powers, was selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 10 Best Books of 2012.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Back Bay Books

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