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The third novel in Yasmina Khadra's bestselling trilogy about Islamic fundamentalism has the most compelling backdrop of any of his novels: Iraq in the wake of the American invasion.

A young Iraqi student, unable to attend college because of the war, sees American soldiers leave a trail of humiliation and grief in his small village. Bent on revenge, he flees to the chaotic streets of Baghdad where insurgents soon realize they can make use of his anger. Eventually he is groomed for a secret terrorist mission meant to dwarf the attacks of September 11th, only to find himself struggling with moral qualms. The Sirens of Baghdad is a powerful look at the effects of violence on ordinary people, showing what can turn a decent human being into a weapon, and how the good in human nature can resist.

Synopsis:

Forced to leave the university when the Americans invade Iraq, a young man from a small desert village is transformed by a thirst for vengeance and heads for Baghdad to join the resistance, joining forces with a radical group, until a top secret mission forces him to reconcile a proposed terrorist act with his own moral principles. By the author of The Swallows of Kabul. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

YASMINA KHADRA is the nom de plume of the former Algerian army officer Mohammed Moulessehoul. He is the author of six books published in English, among them The Swallows of Kabul and The Attack, for which he was awarded the Prix des Libraires and was short-listed for the Prix Goncourt, Prix F

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307455604
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Translator:
Cullen, John
Translated by:
Cullen John
Author:
Khadra, Yasmina
Author:
Cullen, John
Author:
Khadra Yasmina
Author:
Cullen John
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Baghdad (Iraq)
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080506
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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Product details 320 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307455604 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Forced to leave the university when the Americans invade Iraq, a young man from a small desert village is transformed by a thirst for vengeance and heads for Baghdad to join the resistance, joining forces with a radical group, until a top secret mission forces him to reconcile a proposed terrorist act with his own moral principles. By the author of The Swallows of Kabul. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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