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The Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. Read "The Yellow Birds A Novel" by Kevin Powers available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Finalist for. Finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq"The war tried to kill.
Available Now Description Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of The Yellow Birds explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society. Powers has written a novel that includes all the ferocity, complexity, and racial violence of the American South" Philipp Meyer, author of American Rust Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 's, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion in a new America will be measured not in acres of tobacco under cultivation by his slaves, but in industry and capital. A grievously wounded Confederate veteran loses his grip on a world he no longer understands, and his daughter finds herself married to Levallois, an arrangement that feels little better than imprisonment. And two people enslaved at Beauvais plantation, Nurse and Rawls, overcome impossible odds to be together, only to find that the promise of coming freedom may not be something they will live to see. Seamlessly interwoven is the story of George Seldom, a man orphaned by the storm of the Civil War, looking back from the s on the void where his childhood ought to have been.
If you decide to read this book you will experience jaw dropping lyrical sentences describing the fear of combat, the futility of war, and the life that has to be rediscovered afterwards. Kevin Powers volunteered to join the army and served in Iraq from as a machine gunner. He was in the Tal Afar and Mosul region see map above showing the location of the events in the novel in the Northern part of the country ,and that is also the same areas patrolled by Bartle, Sterling, and Murph in the novel.
He is a poet and it shows in his prose. They lay on the ground in scattered piles, torn feathers and leaves and the rinds of broken fruit intermingling. The sunlight fell absently through the spaces in the treetops, here and there glistening as if on water from smudges of bird blood and citrus. Despite the fact that Bartle is shutting down, aging with each new horrific experience, he has these moments where he describes a scene so vividly, so wonderfully, that I actually felt my heart rate increase because words excite me.
His war buddy is Murph and though he cares about Murph there is this distance between him and everyone as if all that he experiences is happening to someone else. Survival instinct or someone who has reached a limit of emotional response? Murph dies. Now that is not giving away the plot, because it is referenced early in the book. The book skips around between and in Iraq and also to the time when Bartle returns home. The glue that strings the plot together is the death of Murph, and how Bartle deals with the complicated aspects of that death and the aftermath.
I remember myself, sitting in the dirt under neglected and overgrown brush, afraid of nothing in the world more than having to show myself for what I had become.
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With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic. This is his first collection of poetry.
Praise For… "A remarkable first novel The Yellow Birds is brilliantly observed and deeply affecting: at once a freshly imagined bildungsroman about a soldier's coming of age, a harrowing story about the friendship of two young men trying to stay alive on the battlefield in Iraq, and a philosophical parable about the loss of innocence and the uses of memory Kevin Powers has something to say, something deeply moving about the frailty of man and the brutality of war, and we should all lean closer and listen.
Powers evokes the peculiar smell and feel of the war better than any journalist. How to tell a true war story if you're more a poet than a novelist? Tell it as a poet would. Tell it as Kevin Powers does.