There Lived in Baghdad by M.D. Mazumdar
Approx. 89,360 words.
Published on April 15, 2011.
Against the background of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the story follows the life of two people. Sameera Begum lives in Baghdad at a time when it is being bombed to smithereens. Mike Pettee, a young marine in the United States Army is on his way to Baghdad, to see action in his first war. This is a story of these two people. Two people whose lives moved on paths destined to meet at a crossroad