The White Zone (Hardcover)
In 2007 two cousins, one Shiite and one half Sunni, struggle to live a normal life in war-torn Baghdad. Soldiers and civilians are caught up in fighting, and families are torn apart. (9-14)
— From Today
The White Zone is a story of two cousins, Shiite Nouri and half Sunni Talib, and their lives in the aftermath of the Iraq war. Marsden gives a ten-year-old-eye view of sectarian strife and the life in and around Baghdad, including the famous Mutanabi Street, where Iraq's vibrant book culture was once centered. The snowfall at the end of the book is a real event.