The Resource The yellow birds, Kevin Powers

The yellow birds, Kevin Powers

Label
The yellow birds
Title
The yellow birds
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Powers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The war tried to kill us in the spring, " begins this breathtaking 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. 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. Bound together since basic training when their tough-as-nails Sergeant ordered Bartle to watch over Murphy, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible actions
Summary
In the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Guardian First Book Award, 2012.
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10133568
Cataloging source
DLC
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Powers, Kevin
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • War stories
  • Soldiers
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Target audience
adult
Label
The yellow birds, Kevin Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050018476
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
226 p.
Isbn
9781444756135
Label
The yellow birds, Kevin Powers
Publication
Control code
000050018476
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
226 p.
Isbn
9781444756135

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