The Girl in Green

The Girl in Green

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Near Checkpoint Zulu, one hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who reports from war zones in part to avoid his lackluster marriage and a daughter he loves but cannot connect with; Arwood is a midwestern American private who might be an insufferable ignoramus, or might be a genuine lunatic with a death wish -- it's hard to tell. Desert Storm is over, peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of an ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is killed as they are trying to protect her. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both. Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, they meet again and are offered an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation. Or is she?
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780544706255
0544706250
Branch Call Number: F MILLE-D
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 24 cm

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The killing rain of frozen chickens in this book is real. The people in this book are mostly real too. An expert in international relations and refugee affairs, Miller steps outside the academic world to relate a coming of age story based on his life in the disjointed world of war-torn Iraq. It... Read More »


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