Fire and Forget Short Stories from the Long War

ISBN-10: 0306821761
ISBN-13: 9780306821769
Edition: 2013
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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 bookMy Warresonates with countless veterans; Siobhan Fallon, whose bookYou Know When the Men Are Goneechoes the joy and pain of the spouses left behind; Matt Gallagher, whose bookKaboomcaptures the hilarity and horror of the modern military experience; and nine others.

Irish writer Colum McCann was born near Dublin in 1965 and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. degree. He has worked as a newspaper journalist in Ireland and written several short stories and bestselling novels. The short film of Everything in this Country Must was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005. McCann's work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, The Irish Times, La Repubblica, Die Zeit, Paris Match, the Guardian, and the Independent. He has won numerous awards, such as a Pushcart Prize, the Rooney Prize, the Irish Novel of the Year Award, and the 2002 Ireland Fund of Monaco Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. In 2009 McCann was inducted into the Irish arts association Aosdana. He teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at New York's Hunter College.

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