Anglais Green on Blue

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Aziz and his older brother Ali live 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 the village one day, their parents disappear and their world is shattered. In order to survive Aziz must join the Special Lashkar, a US-funded militia always hungry for Afghan recruits. No longer a boy, but not yet a man, he departs for the untamed border. Trapped in a conflict both savage and entirely 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 comes to love - in jeopardy?
Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has written a gripping, morally complex debut novel, an astonishing feat of empathy and imagination about boys caught in a deadly conflict.
"€˜Harrowing, brutal, and utterly absorbing . . . Ackerman has spun a morally complex tale of revenge, loyalty, and brotherly love."€™ - Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner
"€˜Haunting . . . Powerful . . . a bone-deep understanding of the toll that a seemingly endless war has taken on ordinary Afghans."€™ - New York Times
"€˜As good a book as you"€™re likely to find on men at war. It is full of insight, compassion, and extraordinarily beautiful writing. I could not recommend this novel more highly."€™ - Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds
"€˜What makes Green on Blue so brilliantly poignant is Elliot Ackerman"€™s feeling of empathy, his ability to get under his characters"€™ skin, reminding us not only of our vast differences but of our shared humanity."€™ - Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

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