My Life as a Foreign Country (Paperback)
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My Life as a Foreign Country (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/10/2015
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In 2003, Sergeant Brian Turner was at the head of a convoy of 3,500 US soldiers as they entered the Iraqi desert. Now, still stalked by conflict, he retraces his war experience and meditates on the echoes between his story and those of generations of soldiers marching to battle before him. Spanning pre-deployment to combat zone, World War I to Vietnam, boredom to bloodlust, roadside bombs to open mic nights, My Life as a Foreign Country asks what it means to be a soldier and a human being. `The most haunting book I read this year' Irish Times `His shrapnel-like chapters come at you from all angles... Compulsive' Guardian `Turner is a soldier with the soul of a poet' Daily Telegraph `Wrathful, wry and incantatory' Erica Wagner, New Statesman `Beautiful, electrifying and full of pain' Washington Post

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099578871
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 187 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Brian Turner's stunning 'war memoir' is a triumph of form and content...Man must look at what he has done. And Turner looks, brilliantly" -- Jen Percy * New York Times *
"[Turner is] a soldier with the soul of a poet...remarkable" * Daily Telegraph *
"Wrathful, wry and incantatory" -- Erica Wagner * New Statesman *
"Ambitious... Fascinating" * Sunday Times *
"His shrapnel-like chapters come at you from all angles... [A] most compulsive of survivor's tales" * Guardian *
"An uncompromising story of violence and beauty, searing trauma and a dreamlike circulation between the past and the present... This marvellous memoir is his poetic message, floating gently towards us" -- Joanna Bourke * Sunday Telegraph *
"Vivid... The war on the ground and the conflict in the head are combined in a work of art" -- Iain Finlayson * The Times *
"The most haunting book I read this year" -- Lia Mills * Irish Times *

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