Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman

Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman

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Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman has been stated to be one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, Military Times, Vogue and Bloomberg.

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Paperback
Published by Vintage
Nov 21, 2017 | 256 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9781101971550

About the book:

Haris Abadi, a wayward Arab American with a conflicted past, has finally found his purpose: he will cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad’s oppressive regime. But before he can get there, he is robbed and abandoned on the Turkish side of the border. Fortunately for Haris, he is picked up by Amir, a charismatic revolutionary turned refugee. Amir’s wife, Daphne, is a beautiful, grief-stricken woman who shares Haris’s longing to make it into Syria—but for altogether different reasons. As he grows closer to the couple who rescued him, Haris must confront his own motivations and ask himself what kind of man—radical or idealist, hero or coward—he truly is.

About the Author:

Elliot Ackerman is the author of the novels Red Dress In Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, Green on Blue, and the forthcoming 2034, as well as the memoir Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal in both fiction and non-fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His writing often appears in Esquire, TIME Magazine, and The New York Times, where he is a contributing opinion writer, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Travel Writing. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, D.C.