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The White Donkey: Terminal Lance

By: Maximilian Uriarte
Narrated by: Adam McArthur, Kiff Vandenheuvel, Nick Jones, Maximilian Uriarte, Macleod Andrews, Maxwell Hamilton, John Glouchevitch
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Publisher's summary

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation 2017 James Webb Award winner

New York Times Best Seller

A graphic novel of war and its aftermath.

A powerful, compulsively thrilling, 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 the hope 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 by a marine, and the print version was 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.

Full list of narrators includes John Glouchevich, Grace Lee, Benita Robledo, and Eric Lopez.

©2016 Maximilian Uriarte (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

One of Barnes & Noble's Best Comic and Graphic Novels of 2016

One of The Los Angeles Times' 10 Most Important Books of 2016

"It was 2010 when Uriarte, a lance corporal in the Marine Corps, created the online comic 'Terminal Lance,' which swiftly developed a fan base. Using some of the same characters, he created a more serious and involved graphic novel, THE WHITE DONKEY, based on his 2007 deployment in Iraq."—Carolyn Kellogg, The Los Angeles Times

"Combines a casual, straightforward dramatic style with clear, no-frills art that draws readers into his characters' everyday experiences and then wallops them with the tragedy of ordinary life...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)

"In many ways, The White Donkey is one long illustrated deployment journal.... Yet, tucked into the panels and frames, are 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."—The Washington Post