The Sirens Of Baghdad

deYasmina KhadraTraduit parJohn Cullen

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6 mai 2008|
The Sirens Of Baghdad de Yasmina Khadra
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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.

“Compelling. . . . Khadra brings us deep into the hearts and minds of people living in unspeakable mental anguish.” —Los Angeles Times


 

YASMINA KHADRA is the pen name of the former Algerian army officer Mohammed Moulessehoul. He adopted his wife''s name as a pseudonym to avoid military censorship. He is the author of more than 20 books, at least six of which have been published in English, among them The Swallows of Kabul and The Attack, both shortlisted...
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Titre :The Sirens Of Baghdad
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :320 pages, 8.02 X 5.17 X 0.68 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :320 pages, 8.02 X 5.17 X 0.68 po
Publié le :6 mai 2008
Publié par :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780307386168

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