Sand Queen

ISBN-10: 1616951842
ISBN-13: 9781616951849
Edition: 2011
Authors: Helen Benedict
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Description: Nineteen-year-old Kate Brady joined the army to bring honor to her family and democracy to the Middle East. Instead, she finds herself in a forgotten corner of the Iraq desert in 2003, guarding a makeshift American prison. There, Kate meets Naema  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Nineteen-year-old Kate Brady joined the army to bring honor to her family and democracy to the Middle East. Instead, she finds herself in a forgotten corner of the Iraq desert in 2003, guarding a makeshift American prison. There, Kate meets Naema Jassim, an Iraqi medical student whose father and little brother have been detained in the camp.  Kate and Naema promise to help each other, but the war soon strains their intentions. Like any soldier, Kate must face the daily threats of combat duty, but as a woman, she is in equal danger from the predatory men in her unit. Naema suffers bombs, starvation, and the loss of her home and family. As the two women struggle to survive and hold on to the people they love, each comes to have a drastic and unforeseeable effect on the other’s life. Culled from real life stories of female soldiers and Iraqis,Sand Queenoffers a story of hope, courage and struggle fromthe rare perspective of women at war.

Helen Benedict teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her profiles of authors and celebrities have appeared in magazines throughout the country, including The New York Times Book Reviewand Esquire.

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