Kevin Powers - Yellow Birds

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins the National Book Award-finalist The Yellow Birds ($14.99), a 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.

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

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.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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$14.99
ISBN: 9780316219341
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - April 30th, 2013

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.