The book of Jonas: a novel

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Jonas is fifteen when his family is killed during an errant U.S. military operation in an unnamed Muslim country. With the help of an international relief organization, he is sent to America, where he struggles to assimilate-foster family, school, a first love. Eventually, he tells a court-mandated counselor and therapist about a U.S. soldier, Christopher Henderson, responsible for saving his life on the tragic night in question.Christopher's mother, Rose, has dedicated her life to finding out what really happened to her son, who disappeared after the raid in which Jonas' village was destroyed. When Jonas meets Rose, a shocking and painful secret gradually surfaces from the past, and builds to a shattering conclusion that haunts long after the final page. Told in spare, evocative prose, The Book of Jonas is about memory, about the terrible choices made during war, and about what happens when foreign disaster appears at our own doorstep. It is a rare and virtuosic novel from an exciting new writer to watch.

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9781452605975
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, FICTION. -- Coming of Age, FICTION. -- General, FICTION. -- Psychological, Heroes -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction, Military missions -- Fiction, Muslims -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Refugee children -- Fiction, Refugees -- Wars -- Fiction, Secrecy -- Fiction, Soldiers -- Fiction, Soldiers -- United States -- Fiction, Suspense / Thriller, Teenage boys -- Fiction, War victims -- Fiction
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