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    The Yellow Birds (Hardback) By (author) Kevin Powers

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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    The Yellow Birds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin Powers
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316219365
    ISBN 10: 0316219363
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: ADV
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 813.6
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FJM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 38
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 52
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
    Imprint name
    Little Brown and Company
    Publication date
    09 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Kevin Powers was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, and holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Michener Fellow in Poetry. He served in the US Army in 2004 and 2005 in Iraq, where he was deployed as a machine gunner in Mosul and Tal Afar. This is his first novel.
    Review quote
    "Every sentence of "The Yellow Birds" is something to marvel over, the words flashing and chiming like spent brass casings. Kevin Powers, who served as an Army machine gunner, has written one of the best books of the year, what could become the definitive novel about Iraq."--Benjamin Percy, Esquire