The Resource Green on blue, Elliot Ackerman

Green on blue, Elliot Ackerman

Label
Green on blue
Title
Green on blue
Statement of responsibility
Elliot Ackerman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aziz and his older brother Ali are coming of age in a village amid the pine forests and endless mountains of eastern Afghanistan. They are poor, but inside their mud-walled home, the family has stability, love, and routine. One day a convoy of armed men arrives in their village and their world crumbles. The boys survive and make their way to a small city, where they gradually begin to piece together their lives. But when US forces invade the country, militants strike back. A bomb explodes in the market, and Ali is brutally injured. To save his brother, Aziz must join the Special Lashkar, a US-funded militia. As he rises through the ranks, Aziz becomes mired in the dark underpinnings of his country s war, witnessing clashes between rival Afghan groups what US soldiers call green on green attacks and those on US forces by Afghan soldiers, violence known as green on blue. Trapped in a conflict both savage and 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 has come to love in jeopardy?
Summary
An Afghani orphan loses everything when his village is attacked by militants and must join a U.S.-funded militia to try to save his injured brother, who fell victim to a marketplace bomb
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395780
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Elliot
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Orphans
  • Children and war
  • Brothers
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Label
Green on blue, Elliot Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Reading Group guide including discussion questions and interview with author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781476778563
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Green on blue, Elliot Ackerman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Reading Group guide including discussion questions and interview with author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781476778563
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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