The Sirens of Baghdad
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The third novel in Yasmina Khadra's bestselling trilogy about Islamic fundamentalism has the most compelling backdrop of any of his novels: Iraq in the wake of the American invasion.

A young Iraqi student, unable to attend college because of the war, sees American soldiers leave a trail of humiliation and grief in his small village. Bent on revenge, he flees to the chaotic streets of Baghdad where insurgents soon realize they can make use of his anger. Eventually he is groomed for a secret terrorist mission meant to dwarf the attacks of September 11th, only to find himself struggling with moral qualms. The Sirens of Baghdad is a powerful look at the effects of violence on ordinary people, showing what can turn a decent human being into a weapon, and how the good in human nature can resist.

"Compelling. . . . Khadra brings us deep into the hearts and minds of people living in unspeakable mental anguish." —Los Angeles Times

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Yasmina Khadra. (2008). The Sirens of Baghdad. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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"Compelling. . . . Khadra brings us deep into the hearts and minds of people living in unspeakable mental anguish." —Los Angeles Times

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"Compelling. . . . Khadra brings us deep into the hearts and minds of people living in unspeakable mental anguish." —Los Angeles Times

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