The Testaments out now
The Yellow Birds (Hardback)
  • The Yellow Birds (Hardback)
zoom

The Yellow Birds (Hardback)

(author)
£14.99
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 06/09/2012
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2012 WINNER OF THE HEMINGWAY/PEN AWARD 2012 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST AN AMAZON EDITOR'S PICK: BEST BOOKS OF 2012 A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR AN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR A SUNDAY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A SCOTSMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A SUNDAY HERALD BOOK OF THE YEAR AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, THE YELLOW BIRDS is already being hailed as a modern classic. Everywhere John looks, he sees Murph. He flinches when cars drive past. His fingers clasp around the rifle he hasn't held for months. Wide-eyed strangers praise him as a hero, but he can feel himself disappearing. Back home after a year in Iraq, memories swarm around him: bodies burning in the crisp morning air. Sunlight falling through branches; bullets kicking up dust; ripples on a pond wavering like plucked strings. The promise he made, to a young man's mother, that her son would be brought home safely. With THE YELLOW BIRDS, poet and veteran Kevin Powers has composed an unforgettable account of friendship and loss. It vividly captures the desperation and brutality of war, and its terrible after-effects. But it is also a story of love, of great courage, and of extraordinary human survival. Written with profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on families at home, THE YELLOW BIRDS is one of the most haunting, true and powerful novels of our time. 'THE YELLOW BIRDS is the All Quiet on the Western Front of America's Arab Wars.' (Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities ) 'Kevin Powers has conjured a poetic and devastating account of war's effect on the individual.' (Damian Lewis, star of Homeland and Band of Brothers ) 'Inexplicably beautiful'. (Ann Patchett, Orange Prize-winning author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder)

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444756128
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 228 x 156 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

Nine Perfect Strangers
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Middle England
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Testaments
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Agent Running in the Field
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
A Keeper
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Once Upon a River
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Wall
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Wych Elm
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Paris Echo
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Lies Lies Lies
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Normal People
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
In a House of Lies
Added to basket
£8.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Last
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Man Who Didn't Call
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Added to basket
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Added to basket

“If you only read one book this Summer this is it!!”

Brilliant debut and beautifully written. Exploring emotions dealing with war, loosing a friend and the effects on the families involved. Sometimes poetic but you will get lost in the pages and want to keep reading to... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 50

“A haunting and powerful read.”

Back home after a year in Iraq, John Bartle isn’t really back at all. Everywhere he looks, he sees memories of Iraq and Murph, and the life he had before seems like a distant thing of the past which he cannot get back... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 46

“The Yellow Birds”

Sometimes poetic, other times quite stark in its use of language, this affecting war novel has been widely praised, and deservedly so.
When John Bartle joins the army he really has no idea what he has let himself in... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 26

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.