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The White Donkey : Terminal Lance
by Maximilian Uriarte


Overview - New York Times Bestseller
A graphic novel of war and its aftermath.
A powerful, compulsively page-turning, vivid, and moving tribute to the experience of war and PTSD, The White Donkey tells the story of Abe, a young Marine recruit who experiences the ugly, pedestrian, and often meaningless side of military service in rural Iraq.
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Overview
New York Times Bestseller
A graphic novel of war and its aftermath.
A powerful, compulsively page-turning, vivid, and moving tribute to the experience of war and PTSD, The White Donkey tells the story of Abe, a young Marine recruit who experiences the ugly, pedestrian, and often meaningless side of military service in rural Iraq. He enlists in hopes of finding that missing something in his life but comes to find out that it's not quite what he expected. Abe gets more than he bargained for when his journey takes him to the middle east in war-torn Iraq.
This is a story about a Marine, written and illustrated by a Marine, and is the first graphic novel about the war in Iraq from a veteran. The White Donkey explores the experience of being a Marine, as well as the challenges that veterans face upon their return home, and its raw power will leave you in awe.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316362832
  • ISBN-10: 0316362832
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 288


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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Literary

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-04-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

Pulling from his own experiences as a Marine in Iraq, debut author Uriarte combines a casual, straightforward dramatic style with clear, no-frills art that draws readers into his characters’ everyday experiences and then wallops them with the tragedy of ordinary life. Abe has enlisted for reasons he doesn’t understand, but explains it as looking for something that’s missing. Alongside his buddy Garcia, Abe’s journey through training, experience in combat, and home visits is a long odyssey during which he becomes displaced from his old life. The military lingo that dominates much of the dialogue can seem like a foreign language to a civilian, but that’s crucial to the story, defining the insular alien world Abe has entered. Both respectful to the military and its role and sympathetic to the delicacy of the young soldiers, the story’s power lies in a middle-ground view of the ongoing social conflict, seeking to bridge understanding on both sides. Agent: Katherine Boyle, Veritas Literary. (Apr.)

 
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