GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

Posted on February 20, 2015 in Literary News
GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman was profiled in Vogue, in advance of a personal essay in the March issue. Says Megan O’ Grady, “[Ackerman’s] first novel is a standout both for its setting—a remote Shkin firebase, a kind of twenty-first century Guadalcanal—and for the austere grace of its prose…

With understated grandeur, a portrait of Afghanistan in microcosm takes shape, one in which profit and peace are at odds, lines of allegiance are constantly being redrawn, and coming-of-age entails a swift initiation into moral ambiguity and brutality…compassionate, provocative, and alive.” Scribner published the book February 17, 2015. Please follow the links to read the full profile: http://www.vogue.com/11019413/veteran-elliot-ackerman-green-on-blue-book/