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Dark at the Crossing

(2017)
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"A contemporary love story set on the Turkish/Syrian border that explores loss, resilience, and second chances. Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Iraqi who once translated for the American troops in exchange for US citizenship for himself and his sister, Haris yearns to return to Turkey and cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by two Syrian refugees in Gaziantep - Amir, a former Syrian revolutionary and his wife, Daphne, beautiful and sophisticated but haunted by grief. After learning that their young daughter was left behind in Syria, Haris and Daphne's individual quests are brought together, and they find themselves hatching a new plan to cross the border... Elliot Ackerman covered the Syrian Civil War for many years as a journalist, and has written a gripping, morally complex novel about the many lives intersecting on the border of Syria and Turkey, expertly capturing the brutality and pathos of a region caught in the frontlines of chaos and lawlessness. Praise for Green on Blue 'Harrowing, brutal, and utterly absorbing . . . Ackerman has spun a morally complex tale of revenge, loyalty, and brotherly love.' - Khaled Hosseini 'Haunting . . . Powerful . . . a bone-deep understanding of the toll that a seemingly endless war has taken on ordinary Afghans who have known no other reality for decades.' - Michiko Kakutani , New York Times 'In his deeply compelling and poetically rendered first novel, Elliot Ackerman goes where few, if any, Western novelists have gone before . . . one of the finest literary debuts I have ever witnessed.' - Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog 'What makes Green on Blue so brilliantly poignant is Elliot Ackerman's feeling of empathy, his ability to get under his characters' skin, reminding us not only of our vast differences but of our shared humanity.' - Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran A contemporary love story set on the Turkish/Syrian border that explores loss, resilience, and second chances. Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Iraqi who once translated for the American troops in exchange for US citizenship for himself and his sister, Haris yearns to return to Turkey and cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by two Syrian refugees in Gaziantep - Amir, a former Syrian revolutionary and his wife, Daphne, beautiful and sophisticated but haunted by grief. After learning that their young daughter was left behind in Syria, Haris and Daphne's individual quests are brought together, and they find themselves hatching a new plan to cross the border... Elliot Ackerman covered the Syrian Civil War for many years as a journalist, and has written a gripping, morally complex novel about the many lives intersecting on the border of Syria and Turkey, expertly capturing the brutality and pathos of a region caught in the frontlines of chaos and lawlessness. Praise for Green on Blue 'Harrowing, brutal, and utterly absorbing . . . Ackerman has spun a morally complex tale of revenge, loyalty, and brotherly love.' - Khaled Hosseini 'Haunting . . . Powerful . . . a bone-deep understanding of the toll that a seemingly endless war has taken on ordinary Afghans who have known no other reality for decades.' - Michiko Kakutani , New York Times 'In his deeply compelling and poetically rendered first novel, Elliot Ackerman goes where few, if any, Western novelists have gone before . . . one of the finest literary debuts I have ever witnessed.' - Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog 'What makes Green on Blue so brilliantly poignant is Elliot Ackerman's feeling of empathy, his ability to get under his characters' skin, reminding us not only of our vast differences but of our shared humanity.' - Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran "

Genre: General Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Dark at the Crossing
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 1-4104-9957-X / 978-1-4104-9957-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Dark at the Crossing
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 1-101-94737-3 / 978-1-101-94737-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
Title: Dark at the Crossing
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 1-101-97155-X / 978-1-101-97155-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dark at the Crossing
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 1-907970-95-9 / 978-1-907970-95-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Daunt Books
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January 2017 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Dark at the Crossing
Author(s): Ackerman Elliot
ISBN: 1-5247-1103-9 / 978-1-5247-1103-0
Publisher: Random House US
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Dark at the Crossing
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 1-68168-292-3 / 978-1-68168-292-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Dark at the Crossing
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dark at the Crossing
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Daunt Books
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January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dark at the Crossing: A novel
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Knopf
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