Elvis is Titanic: Classroom Tales from the Other Iraq
In the spring of 2005, Ian Klaus, a twenty-six-year-old Rhodes Scholar, travelled eight hours from Turkey, via broken-down taxi and armed convoy, to reach Salahaddin University in Arbil, the largest city in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Elvis Is Titanic is the poignant, funny, and eye-opening story of the semester he spent there teaching U.S. history and English in the thick of the war for hearts and minds.
A runaway success in the United States, we are pleased to bring Ian Klaus’ inspiring work to Australia.
Praise for Elvis is Titanic:
Captivating…A fascinating exploration of a society jolted by great change…Klaus imbues the narrative with an easy humor …[and he] also has a fine eye for the characters who are churned up in war’s aftermath…Klaus, who is not yet 30, displays greater insight than many authors twice his age and twice as self-important. Elvis is Titanic beautifully captures the quotidian and often chaotic realities behind how history is made.NIALL STANAGE, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL