News From The Red Desert

News From The Red Desert

A Novel

Book - 2016
Average Rating:
Rate this:
News From the Red Desert begins on the Kandahar Airfield in late 2001, when everyone believes the war is won and the Taliban defeated. Then it leaps late in the severely escalated conflict - into the mess, and death, and confusion. At its heart are the men and women who have come to Afghanistan to seek purpose, adventure and danger, by engaging in the most bewitching and treacherous of human pursuits: making war.
Publisher: Toronto :, Random House of Canada,, 2016.
ISBN: 9780345815026
Characteristics: 302 pages ; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

May 30, 2017

one of the best works of fiction I've read in a long while

Nov 28, 2016

This novel made excellent reading in spite of the fact that it is very VERY grim in places. It s the first time I have encountered some of the perspectives in the novel - that of an embedded journalist with the polarities that come with that position, the generals, the Special Forces, and the locals. I will definitely be looking to read more of what the author, Kevin Patterson, has written in the past.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at WPL

To Top