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Crossbones

(2011)
(The third book in the Links series)
A novel by

 
A gripping new novel from today's "most important African novelist". (The New York Times Review of Books)

A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends. He is accompanied by his son-in-law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region's ongoing turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Jeebleh remembers, however, but an eerie calm enforced by ubiquitous white-robed figures bearing whips.

Meanwhile, Malik's brother, Ahl, has arrived in Puntland, the region notorious as a pirates' base. Ahl is searching for his stepson, Taxliil, who has vanished from Minneapolis, apparently recruited by an imam allied to Somalia's rising religious insurgency. The brothers' efforts draw them closer to Taxliil and deeper into the fabric of the country, even as Somalis brace themselves for an Ethiopian invasion. Jeebleh leaves Mogadiscio only a few hours before the borders are breached and raids descend from land and sea. As the uneasy quiet shatters and the city turns into a battle zone, the brothers experience firsthand the derailments of war.

Completing the trilogy that began with Links and Knots, Crossbones is a fascinating look at individuals caught in the maw of zealotry, profiteering, and political conflict, by one of our most highly acclaimed international writers.

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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : UK Hardback
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ISBN: 1-84708-609-8 / 978-1-84708-609-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 1-59448-816-9 / 978-1-59448-816-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 1-84708-610-1 / 978-1-84708-610-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Crossbones
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 0-14-312253-3 / 978-0-14-312253-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Crossbones
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 1-5226-8602-9 / 978-1-5226-8602-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Crossbones
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Crossbones
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
Publisher: Granta Books
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September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Crossbones: A Novel
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
Publisher: Penguin Books
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