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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maximilian Uriarte Narrator: Adam McArthur, Adam McCarthur, Benita Robledo, Eric Lopez, Grace Lee, John Glouchevitch, Kiff VandenHeuvel, MacLeod Andrews, Maximilian Uriarte, Maxwell Hamilton, Nick Jones Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A graphic novel of war and its aftermath.

A powerful, compulsively page-turning, vivid, and moving tribute to the experience of war and PTSD, The White Donkey tells the story of Abe, a young Marine recruit who experiences the ugly, pedestrian, and often meaningless side of military service in rural Iraq. He enlists in hopes of finding that missing something in his life but comes to find out that it’s not quite what he expected. Abe gets more than he bargained for when his journey takes him to the Middle East in war-torn Iraq.

This is a story about a Marine, written and illustrated by a Marine, and is the first graphic novel about the war in Iraq from a veteran. The White Donkey explores the experience of being a Marine, as well as the challenges that veterans face upon their return home, and its raw power will leave you in awe.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "In The White Donkey, a sense of alienation pervades Abe’s experience. He endures the tedium of war, the yearning for action to gain legitimacy in the eyes of fellow Marines, and, finally, the horror of combat…all drawn with stylized realism.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “In many ways, The White Donkey is one long, illustrated deployment journal…[with] those singular moments that, like a rock cast into a pond, send their ripples out almost infinitely-altering lives and ending others. The White Donkey follows the tremors, backwards and forwards, and manages to illustrate what feels like a ‘true’ war story and a lonely chapter in a war our country is trying desperately to forget.”

    Washington Post

  • “A vivid and gripping tale…For my brother Marines: this book is mandatory…And for our civilian friends that are always asking, ‘What’s it like in the Corps?’ this book will help you to understand. Even more importantly, it could help you help someone who may have returned to the civilian world with invisible wounds.”

    Maui Time Weekly (Hawaii)

  • “[A] casual, straightforward dramatic style…draws readers into his characters’ everyday experiences and then wallops them with the tragedy of ordinary life…The military lingo that dominates much of the dialogue can seem like a foreign language to a civilian, but that’s crucial to the story, defining the insular alien world Abe has entered. Both respectful to the military and its role and sympathetic to the delicacy of the young soldiers, the story’s power lies in a middle-ground view of the ongoing social conflict, seeking to bridge understanding on both sides.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Two-time Iraq War veteran Uriarte wants to show how a soldier returning home from war can turn suicidal…Spiked with bitter and obscene humor, this debut…reveals the cynical tedium of daily life in combat and how voluntary service can lead to an existential crisis of self-blame. Compelling reading for news watchers and would-be enlistees, older teens and up, and for veterans and their families and caregivers.”

    Library Journal

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