American pilot Major Ellie has crashed his plane in the middle of a desert. Lucky for him there's room for him at the very refugee camp he was supposed to bomb. Teenage Momo doesn't see it that way: the camp is a trap, not a refuge. His brother's missing, his parents are in a rage, and an aid worker won't stop trying to interview him for her book on the Teenage Muslim Mind.
Savage, irreverent and deliciously dark, Red Birds is a masterful unravelling of intertwined fates in a forgotten war-scape - and a brilliant satire about the absurdity of war and the impossibility of peace.
'Funny, dark, compassionate and angry' Daily Telegraph 'The funniest tragedy I've read in years' Hanif Kureishi 'A blistering, savage, tragicomic satire about the cruelty of war and the impossibility of peace' The Times
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Number of pages: 296