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- DescriptionIt was just one remote hilltop in an unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt today, foreshadowing the chaos of 21stcentury conflicts in the Middle East. The hill, in Leban, was called the Pumpkin; 'flowers' was the military code word for casualties.Part memoir, part reportage and part haunting elegy for lost youth, award-winning writer Matti Friedman's powerful account follows the band of young soldiers - the author among them - conscripted out of high school into holding this remote outpost, and explores how the task would change them forever. Pumpkinflowers is a lyrical yet devastating insight into the day-to-day realities of war, and a powerful coming-of-age narrative. Raw and beautifully rendered, this essential chronicle casts an unfl inching look at the nature of modern warfare, in which there is never a clear victor and incence is t all that is lost.
- Author BiographyMatti Friedman is the author of The Aleppo Codex, which won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize, the American Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal, and other awards. A former correspondent for the Associated Press, hisreporting has taken him from Israel to Morocco, Lebanon, the Caucasus and Washington, DC, and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, the New York Times, Tablet, and elsewhere. He was born in Toronto and lives in Jerusalem.
- Author(s)Matti Friedman
- PublisherBiteback Publishing
- Date of Publication28/04/2016
- SubjectTrue Military / Combat Stories
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBiteback Publishing
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
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