The Last War: A Novel

Paperback | June 29, 2010

byAna Menendez

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"Exquisitely crafted. . . strikingly real and heartfelt." —Denver Post

“[A] potent literary novel . . . A deft portrait of an estranged couple whose pain is veiled by the fog of war.” —People

A breathtaking novel of love, war, and betrayal from the critically acclaimed author of Loving Che and the New York Times Notable Book, In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd. From the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq to the strange, shimmering streets of Istanbul, The Last War is a “seductive meditation” (O, The Oprah Magazine) on cruelty and violence, love and identity from Pushcart Prize-winning author Ana Menéndez.

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"Exquisitely crafted. . . strikingly real and heartfelt." —Denver Post “[A] potent literary novel . . . A deft portrait of an estranged couple whose pain is veiled by the fog of war.” —People A breathtaking novel of love, war, and betrayal from the critically acclaimed author of Loving Che and the New York Times Notable Book, In Cuba I...

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Photojournalist Flash chases conflicts around the globe with her war correspondent husband, Brando. Now Brando is in Iraq awaiting her arrival, but instead of racing to join him, Flash idles in Istanbul, vaguely aware that her marriage is faltering. Her malaise is compounded by the arrival of a mysterious letter revealing Brando's infi...

Ana Menéndez is a 2008 Fulbright scholar and the Pushcart Prize-winning author of two works of fiction,In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, which was aNew York TimesNotable Book, andLoving Che. She has worked as a columnist for theMiami Heraldand has also contributed toThe New Republic, theNew York Times, andGourmet, as well as several ant...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:June 29, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061724777

ISBN - 13:9780061724770

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“[The Last War] speaks to Ana Menéndez’s maturity--as a woman and a writer. . . . A character study of those who have found their purpose in bearing witness to bloodshed.”