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The Yellow Birds (Paperback)

Author:  Kevin Powers
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316219347
ISBN-13: 9780316219341
Sku: 235871232
Publish Date: 4/30/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  256
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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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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.
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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.

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"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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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Back Bay Books
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