Refresh, Refresh

ISBN-10: 1555974856
ISBN-13: 9781555974855
Edition: N/A
Authors: Benjamin Percy
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Description: The war in Iraq empties the small town of Tumalo, Oregon, of men--of fathers--leaving their sons to fight among themselves. But the boys' bravado fades at home when, alone, they check e-mail again and again for word from their fathers at the front.  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 10/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

The war in Iraq empties the small town of Tumalo, Oregon, of men--of fathers--leaving their sons to fight among themselves. But the boys' bravado fades at home when, alone, they check e-mail again and again for word from their fathers at the front. Often from fractured homes and communities, the young men in these breathless stories do the unthinkable to prove to themselves--to everyone--that they are strong "enough" to face the heartbreak in this world. Set in rural Oregon with the shadow of the Cascade Mountains hanging over them, these stories bring you face-to-face with a mad bear, a house with a basement that opens up into a cave, a nuclear meltdown that renders the Pacific Northwest into a contemporary Wild West. "Refresh, Refresh" is a bold, fiery, and unforgettable collection that deals with vital issues of our time.

Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. In Vietnam he saw active service in a carrier task force. After leaving the Navy (rated Petty Officer), Julian practised as an educational psychologist. He lived for some time in Hong Kong, where he was commissioned into the Royal Naval Reserve. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. More information can be found on his website at www.JulianStockwin.com.Ben Percy received a BA with Honors from Brown University and an MFA with a teaching fellowship from Southern Illinois University. Percy has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Marquette University. He currently teaches creative writing at Iowa State University. He is the author of two novels, Red Moon (forthcoming from Grand Central in 2012), The Wilding (Graywolf, 2010), and two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie Mellon, 2006). Ben lives in Ames, Iowa, with his wife and two children.

Refresh, refresh
The caves in Oregon
The woods
The killing
Meltdown
Whisper
The faulty builder
Somebody is going to have to pay for this
Crash
When the bear came

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