Torn by David MasseyTorn by David Massey


byDavid Massey

Hardcover | July 30, 2013

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Love is a battlefield when a young British medic and an American soldier confront Afghanistan's fog of war.

In war-Torn Afghanistan, a girl walks right into a hail of bullets: Elinor watches it with her own eyes. But when the young British army medic risks the line of fire to rescue her, the Afghani girl is gone. An American lieutenant offers to helpElinor find the child. But in all the confusion, when coalition troops must maintain a fragile peace among tribal groups while combatting insurgents and the Taliban, can Ben be trusted? Elinor came to Afghanistan with the hope of changinghearts and minds: What she discovers makes her question everything she ever believed about love and war.

A war thriller. A cross-cultural love story with an undercurrent of magic realism. A powerful debut set in modern-day, battle-scarred Afghanistan. This is Torn.

DAVID MASSEY's experience as an emergency supplies consultant to London's Metropolitan Police and its counterterrorism unit helped inspire his debut novel, Torn. With his wife, David cofounded Globehuggers Emergency Supplies, a distributor of first aid and medical kits. He lives in the West Midlands of England. Friend him on Facebook a...
Title:TornFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.53 × 5.76 × 0.98 inPublished:July 30, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545496454

ISBN - 13:9780545496452


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From Torn:I look over my shoulder and there, on the side of the road, a flash of movement catches my eye. A wind has come from nowhere and raised a swirling dust eddy. From the midst of it a young Afghan girl emerges. She looks about fourteen, exquisitely pretty with piercing pale green eyes, and she is wearing a sun-bleached blue dress embroidered with flowers. Her black, tangled hair lifts in strands and wraps around her face as she walks, but she raises a delicate hand and pulls it away from her lips. I didn't even notice her approach. She could be a suicide bomber or anything.And my gun is lying on the ground between us.

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Praise for Torn

"Saturated with realistic details, this wartime mystery adventure is highly explosive." -Kirkus