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Fives and twenty-fives : a novel / Michael Pitre.

Pitre, Michael, author. (Author).
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  • 7 of 7 copies available at SC LENDS.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library F Pitre Michael (Text) 22960000885136 Adult Fiction Available -
Anderson - Pendleton Branch F Pitre Michael (Text) 22960000916048 Adult Fiction Available -
Cherokee - Gaffney Library F PIT (Text) 33636003115815 Adult Fiction Available -
Colleton - Main Library F Pitre, Michael (Text) 3010291093 Adult Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC PIT (Text) 30018004682403 Adult Fiction Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library Pitre (Text) 33255003260214 Adult Fiction Available -
Lancaster - Indian Land Branch FIC PITRE (Text) 30553103145720 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620407547
  • ISBN: 162040754X
  • Physical Description: 380 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 5 and 25's.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "It's the rule-- always watch your fives and twenty-fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep twenty-five meters. A bomb inside twenty-five meters kills the dismounted scouts investigating the road ahead. Fives and twenty-fives mark the measure of a marine's life in the road repair platoon. Dispatched to fill potholes on the highways of Iraq, the platoon works to assure safe passage for citizens and military personnel. Their mission lacks the glory of the infantry, but in a war where every pothole contains a hidden bomb, road repair brings its own danger. Lieutenant Donavan leads the platoon, painfully aware of his shortcomings and isolated by his rank. Doc Pleasant, the medic, joined for opportunity, but finds his pride undone as he watches friends die. And there's Kateb, known to the Americans as Dodge, an Iraqi interpreter whose love of American culture-- from hip-hop to the dog-eared copy of Huck Finn he carries-- is matched only by his disdain for what Americans are doing to his country. Returning home, they exchange one set of decisions and repercussions for another, struggling to find a place in a world that no longer knows them. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Fiction.
Marines > Fiction.
Translators > Iraq > Fiction.
Genre: War stories.

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