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Into the Sun By Deni Ellis Béchard,

  • Title: Into the Sun
  • Author: Deni Ellis Béchard
  • ISBN: 9781571311146
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a car explodes in a crowded part of Kabul ten years after 9 11, a Japanese American journalist is shocked to discover that the passengers were acquaintances three fellow ex pats who had formed an unlikely love triangle.Alexandra was a human rights lawyer for imprisoned Afghan women Justin was a born again Christian who taught at a local school Clay was an ex soldierWhen a car explodes in a crowded part of Kabul ten years after 9 11, a Japanese American journalist is shocked to discover that the passengers were acquaintances three fellow ex pats who had formed an unlikely love triangle.Alexandra was a human rights lawyer for imprisoned Afghan women Justin was a born again Christian who taught at a local school Clay was an ex soldier who worked as a private contractor The car s driver, Idris, was one of Justin s most promising pupils and he is missing.Drawn to the secrets of these strangers, and increasingly convinced the events that led to the fatal explosion weren t random, the journalist follows a trail that leads from Kabul to Louisiana, Maine, Qu bec, and Dubai In the process, the tortured narratives of these individuals become inseparable from the larger story of America s imperial misadventures.In this monumental novel, Deni Ellis B chard draws an unsentimental portrait of those who flock to warzones, indelibly capturing these journalists, mercenaries, idealists, and aid workers More importantly, B chard vividly brings to life the city of Kabul itself, along with the people who live there the hungry, determined, and resourceful locals who are just as willing as their occupiers to reinvent themselves to survive.
    Into the Sun When a car explodes in a crowded part of Kabul ten years after a Japanese American journalist is shocked to discover that the passengers were acquaintances three fellow ex pats who had formed an

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    1. This is the story of assorted people who flock to a war zone, in this case Afghanistan They seek to transform themselves They come seeking fame or fortune, adventure, an addiction to danger, some with messianic ideals that they can change lives for the better Some are collecting experiences to tell when they get home or are posting photographs or insights on social media while hoping to be hired as a photographer or write a book We meet mercenaries, aid workers, human rights activists, school te [...]

    2. I was continually surprised by how fundamentally sound this novel is Set in the dust and mud, the harsh winters, and the continual social and political upheaval of Kabul, Afghanistan, Author Deni Ellis Bechard never pulls his punches A recent blog post pointed out that the dust in and around Kabul is at least sixty percent desiccated fecal matter, making for a nasty surprise for anyone new to the area Imagine your eyes begin tearing immediately, and your nose will not stop running To make matter [...]

    3. Excellent book There s so much written about Afghanistan, and this is not a story about Afghanistan per say, but an excellent story, set in Kabul with chunks of time in the U.S Quebec, and Dubai too Bechard sees deeply into the mindset of expats who choose to go to Kabul, as well as the Afghans who work with and for them It s not a pretty picture in many ways and that s what makes this such a compelling story why do people move to Kabul, and what motivates them to live and work there And how do [...]

    4. The plot was interesting enough to keep the story element relevant, but the exceptional part, was the flashbacks that gave context for why the different characters were in Afghanistan The Alexandra s character was developed so well that as I read her story as a child, I started connected the dots immediately to what I read previously The relationship of the two men in Lake Charles who experience 9 11 as Seniors in high school and take different paths was also really well done.

    5. This was one of the best written books I ve read in a long time It took only 2 weeks to finish, which is greasy fast for me My first Afghanistan novel The author had me scrambling for my dictionary often, which I like Lots of in depth character development, so I ended up becoming attached to nearly all of the characters A very creative, twisty plot which kept me engaged throughout And I feel like I have a much better understanding of life in the war torn Middle East.

    6. This isn t exactly a page turner, despite some of the claims in the blurbs It does have several gripping, tense passages, and the sort of mystery at play in the story once it gets going is compelling But this is a slow, deliberate novel, much of a head piece than an action novel Sometimes that s frustrating the narrative is fragmented, told in multiple perspectives and often looping back on itself as it navigates various characters perceptions of events, which can make for slow going in the beg [...]

    7. I learned of Into the Sun after hearing the author speak at a panel on Literature of War at the 2016 Boston Book Festival The book is a fictionalized story of a group of ex pats in Afghanistan It explores the different reasons why foreigners come to a war zonewhat they intend, how they are perceived and what they do or dont accomplish The story is compelling with elements of mystery, drama and intrigue The story goes back and forth in time and place as a journalist investigates the death of thre [...]

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