Corporal Bradley Multriener is actually a sergeant. He isn’t aware of this, but he’s also dead according to powers that promoted him. In the confusion of a vicious midnight battle, Brad has been kidnapped from Ramadi, the prototype city for a new Iraq. The youngest of his captors, Azooz, is an Iraqi of his same age whose father and sister have been killed in the war. What follows is the action filled story of their mutual enlightenment as they pass far beyond the political and cultural barriers that should have forced them apart. With its poetic prose and every sentence thickly layered with meaning, After We’re Free gives the reader a glimpse of Brad’s unique world through his prodigious eyes. Michael Nauer’s brilliant afterword is the perfect cap to the life changing story of After We’re Free.