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A graphic novel of war and its aftermath.
A powerful, compulsively pause-resisting, 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 the hope 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 by a marine, and the print version was 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.
Full list of narrators includes John Glouchevich, Grace Lee, Benita Robledo, and Eric Lopez.
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By Jeremiah on 07-08-16
This novel really hits home being a Afghanistan veteran and seeing a lot of truth in this day to day military and relating to it, from the standpoint of coming home from a deployment seeing friends going into depression going on leave and not fitting in anywhere you look showing the touchy subject of ptsd the elephant in the room that no one ever wants to admit or seek help before its too late. highly recommended to anyone and everyone
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By Chloe on 12-31-17
Must-read for family of Marines Veterans
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As the wife of a Marine who was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, this book really helped me understand and connect to my husband in a new way. Of course you can talk about being in the Marines and being deployed, but seeing his experience reflected in this book was huge for both of us. Sounds cheesy, but it gave me some new perspective and some new insight. He loves this book so much, and we got the hard copy after listening and have been passing it around to his family ever since we got it....a bit graphic for the parents but hey, that's part of the point. (The hard copy is a graphic novel (and is AMAZING), but the audiobook it AWESOME too!)
No joke, everyone who knows a modern-era Marines veteran should read this. Don't think you know a Marines veteran? Read/listen anyway because you probably do and don't realize, and even if you somehow don't it's an awesome and important story anyway. Thanks TL.