War Porn

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.80 hours)
Product Number: Z12168
Released: Aug 02, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501916588
Narrator/s: Brian Hutchison
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The term "war porn" refers to videos and images brought back from combat zones. IED explosions, air strikes, firefights, images of death and gore largely shorn of context, at times even evidence of potential war crimes (most famously, the photos of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib). "War porn" is also, in Scranton's searing debut, a metaphor for the fragmentation and confusion of modern combat, the broken shards of experience that form the wartime experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. The three sections of War Porn fit inside one another like nesting dolls: from an end of summer barbecue in the American Southwest; to the perspective of a young US soldier in the early months of the occupation of Iraq; to the story of Qasim al-Zabadi, an Iraqi math professor who faces the American invasion with a blend of fear, denial, and perseverance. Through the eyes of the occupiers, we watch Qasim become an interpreter for US forces, then prisoner and victim. As the scene switches from America to Iraq and back again, as home and hell merge, Qasim reveals the fragile humanity that connects occupier and occupied, torturer and tortured.

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CD
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Author(s): Roy Scranton
Narrator(s): Brian Hutchison
Product Number C04289
Released: Oct 03, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501916571
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Author(s): Roy Scranton
Narrator(s): Brian Hutchison
Product Number MP2078
Released: Oct 28, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501937262
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Author(s): Roy Scranton
Product Number EB00627354
Released: Aug 02, 2016
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Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: #9781616957162

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