Tous les jours, Mary est tout près de son époux, à l'hôpital. Tous les jours depuis trois ans, après son retour d'Irak. Eden est inconscient, et ses blessures ne guériront pas. Personne ne sait plus comment l'appeler, sauf elle : c'est son mari, et il est toujours en vie. Leur fille, qu'Eden n'a pas eu le temps de connaître, grandit dans cet hôpital où Mary attend avec patience et détermination un changement. Un jour, en son absence, Eden semble trouver un moyen de reprendre contact avec le monde extérieur. Dès lors, c'est Mary seule qui aura la responsabilité d'interpréter ces signaux et de prendre des décisions, ramenée tout d'un coup face aux certaines vérités troublantes sur leur mariage.
D'une profonde humanité, En attendant Eden est une méditation perçante sur la loyauté et la trahison, la peur et l'amour.
From the widely acclaimed author of Waiting for Eden : a stirring, timely new novel that unfolds in Istanbul over the course of a single day, when an American woman attempts to leave behind her life in Turkey--and her marriage. Catherine has been married for many years to Murat, an influential Turkish real estate developer, and they have a young son, William. But when she decides to return home to the United States with William and her lover, Peter, Murat takes a stand. He enlists the help of an American diplomat to prevent them from going--and, in so doing, becomes further enmeshed in a web of deception and corruption. As the hidden architecture of these relationships is gradually exposed, we move to the heart of intersecting worlds populated by struggling artists, wealthy businessmen, expats, spies. And, at the center, a child torn between his parents. Riveting and perceptive, Red Dress in Black and White is a novel of personal and political intrigue, a portrait of a nation on the brink.
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post NPR The Christian Science Monitor Military Times Vogue Bloomberg 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-Assads 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. Amirs wife, Daphne, is a beautiful, grief-stricken woman who shares Hariss 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.
B>A powerful and revelatory eyewitness account of the American collapse in Afghanistan, its desperate endgame, and the wars echoing legacy/b>br>br>Elliot Ackerman left the American military ten years ago, but his time in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Marines and, later, as a CIA paramilitary officer marked him indelibly.;When the Taliban began to close in on Kabul in August of 2021 and the Afghan regime began its death spiral, he found himself pulled back into the conflict. Afghan nationals who had, for years, worked closely with the American military and intelligence communities now faced brutal reprisal and sought frantically to flee the country with their families. The official US government evacuation process was a bureaucratic failure that led to a humanitarian catastrophe. With his former colleagues and friends, protecting the airport in Kabul, Ackerman was drawn into an impromptu effort alongside a group of journalists and other veterans to arrange flights and negotiate with both Taliban and American forces to secure the safe evacuation of hundreds.;These were desperate measures taken during a desperate end to America''s longest war, but the success the group achieved afforded a degree of redemption. And, for Ackerman, a chance to reconcile his past with his present.br>;br>The Fifth Act is an astonishing human document that brings the weight of twenty years of war to bear on a single week, at the conflict''s bitter end. Using the dramatic rescue efforts in Kabul as his lattice, Ackerman weaves in a personal history of the war''s long progress, beginning with the initial invasion in the months after 9/11. It is a play in five acts, the fifth act being the storys tragic denouement, a prelude to Afghanistan''s dark future.;Any reader who wants to understand what went wrong with the wars trajectory will find a trenchant accounting here. And yet The Fifth Act is not an exercise in;finger-pointing: it brings readers into close contact with a remarkable group of characters, American and Afghan, who fought the war with courage and dedication, in good faith and at great personal cost.;Understanding combatants experiences and sacrifices while reckoning with the complex bottom line of the post-9/11 wars is not an easy balance; it demands reservoirs of wisdom and the gifts of an extraordinary storyteller. It asks for an author willing to grapple with certain hard-earned truths. In Elliot Ackerman, this story has found that author. The Fifth Act is a first draft of history that feels like a timeless classic.;br>;
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Transports readers into a world few Americans know -- Washington Post A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to 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 Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former revolutionary, and Amir's wife, Daphne, a sophisticated beauty haunted by grief. As it becomes clear that Daphne is also desperate to return to Syria, Haris's choices become ever more wrenching: Whose side is he really on? Is he a true radical or simply an idealist? And will he be able to bring meaning to a life of increasing frustration and helplessness? Told with compassion and a deft hand, Dark at the Crossing is an exploration of loss, of second chances, and of why we choose to believe--a trenchantly observed novel of raw urgency and power. Promises to be one of the most essential books of 2017 -- Esquire
Au cours d'une mission de routine en mer de Chine, la commodore Sarah Hunt repère un chalutier en détresse. Elle décide d'intervenir avec sa flotte de navires de guerre. Un choix dangereux, car les Chinois revendiquent sans relâche leur souveraineté sur ces eaux contestées. Dans le même temps, un F35 américain surarmé flirte avec l'espace aérien iranien. Mais le pilote, Chris "Wedge" Mitchell, pourtant très expérimenté, perd les commandes et tombe aux mains de l'ennemi. Ces incidents apparemment isolés vont mettre en branle une implacable mécanique de confrontation. Personne ne voulant l'apocalypse nucléaire, chaque puissance joue au plus serré. Mais politiques et militaires ont beau avoir envisagé tous les paramètres, on ne peut jamais tout prévoir.
L'amiral Stavridis, ancien commandant de la flotte américaine et l'écrivain Elliot Ackerman, ex-Marine multidécoré, imaginent un roman troublant de crédibilité où un face-à-face entre les deux plus grandes puissances mondiales risque d'échapper à tout contrôle.
A real page-turner, 2034 is a novel about a conflict we hope never happens. Drawing on their deep operational and diplomatic backgrounds, Admiral Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman have conjured a nightmare we desperately need to avoid. The novel is a cautionary tale for our times, and a reminder how quickly events can spin out of control--even before 2034. --Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense 2006-2011