Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War

Longlist, National Book Awards 2018 for Nonfiction

Brothers of the Gun by Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham book cover
ISBN 9780399590627
One World / Penguin Random House
Marwan Hisham author photo, credit Molly Crabapple
Marwan Hisham

Marwan Hisham is a Syrian freelance journalist who, since 2014, has covered Syria, Iraq, and Turkey. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Intercept, and Foreign Policy. More about this author >

Molly Crabapple author photo, © Clayton Cubitt
Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple, an artist and writer in New York, has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, in Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria, and received widespread praise for her illustrated memoir Drawing Blood. More about this author >

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A bracingly immediate memoir by a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, Brothers of the Gun is an intimate lens on the century’s bloodiest conflict and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom.