The Yellow Birds

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Hardcover, Little Brown & Co, 2012, ISBN13 9780316219365, ISBN10 0316219363

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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.

"The war tried to kill us in the spring". So begins this powerful 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. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for.

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. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined.

With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.

Specifications

Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publish Date: Sep 11, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780316219365
ISBN-10: 0316219363
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 240
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.0
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