The Yellow Birds (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Kevin Powers, Holter Graham (Read by)
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In The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers disproves the old quote: "War
is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror." The
stretches of time between acts of violence are most of what occupies this
beautifully written novel of the Iraq War. As they await their next
mission, the two young privates here may grow restless and weary, but
the omnipresent threat of danger is always palpable--while smoking,
eating, talking. Powers renders these moments exquisitely, with spare,
poetic prose.

— Michael

September 2012 Indie Next List


“The Yellow Birds should be required reading for the President, the Congress, and the entire Military Industrial Complex. Powers' novel describes in lyrical language the intensity and the confusion of war. Young men who have barely left boyhood face battle for the first time in Iraq, a country and a people that they know little about. For those fortunate enough to return home, the war comes with them and affects their families as well. In eloquent prose, Iraq war veteran Powers unveils the hidden costs of war for the average American. Truthful and painful, The Yellow Birds will join the classics of war fiction.”
— Joan Grenier, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781619697454
ISBN-10: 1619697459
Publisher: Findaway World
Publication Date: September 11th, 2012
Language: English