(Click for larger image)

Ackerman, Elliot. GREEN ON BLUE: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Scribner & Company, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 245 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Elliot Ackerman's "Green On Blue". Its protagonist is a boy named Aziz, who, despite his youth, ends up becoming a soldier. "In all too many accounts of the Afghan War, the Afghan people caught in the cross-fire are rendered invisible. Elliot Ackerman's eye-opening 'Green On Blue' places them front and center, taking us into the life of a Pashtun orphan navigating the impossible choices offered to him by the brutal realities of his war-torn country. An incisive and moving glimpse into the human consequences of decades of conflict" (Phil Klay). "The militants fought to protect us from the Americans, and the Americans fought to protect us from the militants, and being so protected, life was very dangerous" (Elliot Ackerman). Yes, the novel is reminiscent of Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" (2003), but as a highly influential and glowing review points out, it is more tough-minded: "Ackerman writes with less sentimentality, and his use of melodrama is more frugal and controlled" (The New York Times). An absolute "must-have" title for Elliot Ackerman collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Elliot Ackerman. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. His signature on this copy is magnificent, the best we have ever seen. Ackerman launched the book in New York City. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Program of the launch event during which his signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine copy. . ISBN 1476778558. $50.00

This item is available for purchase. This web page was most recently updated on December 13, 2017.