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The Resource Fire and forget : short stories from the long war, edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher ; foreword by Colum McCann

Fire and forget : short stories from the long war, edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher ; foreword by Colum McCann

Label
Fire and forget : short stories from the long war
Title
Fire and forget
Title remainder
short stories from the long war
Statement of responsibility
edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher ; foreword by Colum McCann
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"These stories aren't pretty and they aren't for the faint of heart. They are realistic, haunting and shocking. And they are all unforgettable. Television reports, movies, newspapers and blogs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have offered images of the fighting there. But this collection offers voices-powerful voices, telling the kind of truth that only fiction can offer. What makes the collection so remarkable is that all of these stories are written by those who were there, or waited for them at home. The anthology, which features a Foreword by National Book Award winner Colum McCann, includes the best voices of the our wars' generation: Brian Turner, whose poem "Hurt Locker" was the movie's inspiration; Colby Buzzell, whose book My War resonates with countless veterans; Siobhan Fallon, whose book You Know When the Men Are Gone echoes the joy and pain of the spouses left behind; Matt Gallagher, whose book Kaboom captures the hilarity and horror of the modern military experience; and nine others. "--
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Provided by publisher
Dewey number
813.0108
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.W34
LC item number
F57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scranton, Roy
  • Gallagher, Matt
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War stories, American
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Label
Fire and forget : short stories from the long war, edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher ; foreword by Colum McCann
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Smile, there are IEDs everywhere / Jacob Siegel -- Tips for a smooth transition / Siobhan Fallon -- Redeployment / Phil Klay -- The wave that takes them under / Brian Turner -- The train / Mariette Kalinowski -- Raid / Ted Janis -- Play the game / Colby Buzzell -- Television / Roman Skaskiw -- New me / Andrew Slater -- Poughkeepsie / Perry O'Brien -- When engaging targets, remember / Gavin Ford Kovite -- Big two-hearted hunting creek / Brian Van Reet -- Roll call / David Abrams -- And bugs don't bleed / Matt Gallagher -- Red steel India / Roy Scranton
Control code
17573098
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780306821769
Lccn
2012044771
Label
Fire and forget : short stories from the long war, edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher ; foreword by Colum McCann
Publication
Contents
Smile, there are IEDs everywhere / Jacob Siegel -- Tips for a smooth transition / Siobhan Fallon -- Redeployment / Phil Klay -- The wave that takes them under / Brian Turner -- The train / Mariette Kalinowski -- Raid / Ted Janis -- Play the game / Colby Buzzell -- Television / Roman Skaskiw -- New me / Andrew Slater -- Poughkeepsie / Perry O'Brien -- When engaging targets, remember / Gavin Ford Kovite -- Big two-hearted hunting creek / Brian Van Reet -- Roll call / David Abrams -- And bugs don't bleed / Matt Gallagher -- Red steel India / Roy Scranton
Control code
17573098
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780306821769
Lccn
2012044771

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