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The Yellow Birds: A Novel

Kevin Powers.
Item #: D02152
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 256 / 2013
Publisher: Back Bay
ISBN: 9780316219341
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A finalist for the 2012 National Book Award and one of the New York Times Book Review's Best Books of the Year, this "harrowing, inexplicably beautiful, and utterly, urgently necessary" debut (Ann Patchett) comes from a veteran of the Iraq war. In Al Tafar, 21-year-old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy struggle just to survive as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Comrades since basic training, when Bartle pledged to bring Murphy safely home, the two are worn down by insurgent fighters, physical fatigue, and the internal warfare that comes from constant danger, until Murphy comes unmoored from reality, and Bartle takes actions he never could have imagined.

 

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