The Yellow Birds Summary
Kevin Powers

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The Yellow Birds: A Novel Summary

The Yellow Birds is a novel by Kevin Powers which details the experiences of Private John Bartle in the Iraq War in 2004, and its aftermath.

When the novel begins, Bartle and his friend, Murphy, are fighting in and around Al Tafar, Iraq. Bartle, back before their unit was deployed, had promised Murphy's mother that he would watch out for Murphy and bring him back home. Sergeant Sterling asserts that this is a stupid...

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