The Last War by Ana Menendez
A Novel

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"Exquisitely crafted. . . strikingly real and heartfelt." —Denver Post

“[A] potent literary novel . . . A deft portrait of an estranged couple whose pain is veiled by the fog of war.” —People

A breathtaking novel of love, war, and betrayal from the critically acclaimed author of Loving Che and the New York Times Notable Book, In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd. From the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq to the strange, shimmering streets of Istanbul, The Last War is a “seductive meditation” (O, The Oprah Magazine) on cruelty and violence, love and identity from Pushcart Prize-winning author Ana Menéndez.

 

About Ana Menendez

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Ana MenÉndez is a 2008 Fulbright scholar and the Pushcart Prize-winning author of two works of fiction, In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and Loving Che. She has worked as a columnist for the Miami Herald and has also contributed to The New Republic, the New York Times, and Gourmet, as well as several anthologies. She lives in Miami, Florida.
 
Published May 21, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While her war-correspondent husband, nicknamed Wonderboy, waits for her in Iraq, Flash wanders the streets of Istanbul, gazes from her apartment balcony and drinks bitter Turkish wine rather than deal with a marriage crippled by personal ambition and possible betrayal: early on, an anonymous lett...

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Flash is a photojournalist, and her husband --- who is named Brando but she calls Wonderboy for his Gatsby-esque persona --- is a war correspondent.

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