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Green on blue : a novel
Format:
Book
Title:
Green on blue : a novel
ISBN:
9781476778556

9781476778563

9781907970795
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication:
New York : Scribner, 2015.
Physical Description:
242 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Aziz and his older brother Ali are coming of age in a village amid the pine forests and endless mountains of eastern Afghanistan. They are poor, but inside their mud-walled home, the family has stability, love, and routine. One day a convoy of armed men arrives in their village and their world crumbles. The boys survive and make their way to a small city, where they gradually begin to piece together their lives. But when US forces invade the country, militants strike back. A bomb explodes in the market, and Ali is brutally injured. To save his brother, Aziz must join the Special Lashkar, a US-funded militia. As he rises through the ranks, Aziz becomes mired in the dark underpinnings of his country's war, witnessing clashes between rival Afghan groups--what US soldiers call "green on green" attacks--and those on US forces by Afghan soldiers, violence known as "green on blue." Trapped in a conflict both savage and contrived, Aziz struggles to understand his place. Will he embrace the brutality of war or leave it behind, and risk placing his brother--and a young woman he has come to love--in jeopardy?"--Provided by publisher
Subject(s):
Afghan War, 2001- -- Fiction.

Orphans -- Fiction.

Afghanistan -- Fiction.
Electronic Access:
http://www.elliotackerman.com
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