Green on Blue

Green on Blue

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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Aziz and his older brother Ali are coming of age in a village amid the pine forests and endless mountains of eastern Afghanistan. There is no school, but their mother teaches them to read and write, and once a month sends the boys on a two-day journey to the bazaar. They are poor, but inside their mud-walled home, the family has stability, love, and routine. When a convoy of armed men arrives in their village one day, their world crumbles. The boys survive and make their way to a small city, where they sleep among other orphans. They learn to beg, and, eventually, they earn work and trust from the local shopkeepers. Ali saves their money and sends Aziz to school at the madrassa, but when US forces invade the country, militants strike back. A bomb explodes in the market, and Ali is brutally injured....
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2015.
ISBN: 9781476778570
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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marci423
Sep 04, 2017

I agree with the previous comment. Superb writing about a most tragic
war.

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johnwish34
Feb 03, 2016

outstanding and powerful explanation of why we cannot/never will "win" in Afghanistan.
read it if you are interested in foreign policy.

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