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Elliot Ackerman

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Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. A former White House Fellow, his essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and Ecotone, among others. He currently lives in Istanbul and writes on the Syrian Civil War

Average rating: 3.81 · 6,061 ratings · 1,072 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Waiting for Eden

3.90 avg rating — 3,081 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Dark at the Crossing

3.61 avg rating — 1,361 ratings — published 2017 — 12 editions
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Green on Blue

3.73 avg rating — 1,083 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Places and Names: On War, R...

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Red Dress in Black & White

3.59 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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Istanbul Letters

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“Red Dress in Black and White”, is an equally powerful, courageous and complex as”Waiting For Eden”.

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"This is a novel about personal and political dependence and manipulation: Ackerman creates a complex web of relationships that are determined by love, friendship, and power - and sometimes, these three categories are surprsingly hard to distinguish. " Read more of this review »
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"Fascinating layers to this story. Definitely held my attention. It was prose in miniature, finely detailed. I think it was too slow though, so much detail, for not enough payoff at the end. Still, I can’t stop thinking about the novel. I’ve not read " Read more of this review »
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“They'd all be buried together, and Haris imagined the seeds in the girl's pocket growing shoots that would swaddle them beneath the earth, the barley sprouting upward, an unexpected crop reaching toward the sun.”
Elliot Ackerman , Dark at the Crossing

“Like the bottom of a lake, the trees trapped a cold reminder that the sun struggles to touch all parts of the earth equally.”
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“ear about how I’d killed Gazan, and in that moment, when he knew what”
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“They'd all be buried together, and Haris imagined the seeds in the girl's pocket growing shoots that would swaddle them beneath the earth, the barley sprouting upward, an unexpected crop reaching toward the sun.”
Elliot Ackerman , Dark at the Crossing

“Like the bottom of a lake, the trees trapped a cold reminder that the sun struggles to touch all parts of the earth equally.”
Elliot Ackerman, Green on Blue

“ear about how I’d killed Gazan, and in that moment, when he knew what”
Elliot Ackerman, Green on Blue

“The militants fought to protect us from the Americans and the Americans fought to protect us from the militants, and being so protected, life was very dangerous.”
Elliot Ackerman, Green on Blue

“Politics,” he says, “can be defined as the acquisition or maintenance of power. You can do this in two ways: by either dividing people or uniting them. Uniting people is very difficult,” he explains, “but dividing them is far easier.”
Elliot Ackerman, Istanbul Letters




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