Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting
Like the best war poets, Kevin Powers' real subject is not the battle for land or governance, but the battle for one man's soul. In dramatising that inner conflict, he achieves a poetry both urgent and universal. — Michael Symmons Roberts, winner of the 2013 Forward and Costa prizes

The Yellow Birds
"The war tried to kill us in the spring," begins this breathtaking account of friendship and loss.

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 about the costs of war.

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"Impressive in its sincerity and virtually unimpeachable in its distress… " --Andrew Motion
"The best books transcend their time and circumstances to say something enduring and truthful about war itself. The Yellow Birds belongs in that category." --Philip Caputo

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