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Publication Date: 2012-09-04
Fobbit is a brilliantly satirical novel of the Iraq War that marks the debut of a new ironic voice in literary fiction.'Fobbit' \'fä-bit\, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, esp. during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative. In the satirical tradition of 'Catch-22' and 'M*A*S*H', 'Fobbit' takes us into the chaotic world of Baghdad's Forward Operating Base Triumph. The Forward Operating base, or FOB, is like the back-office of the battlefield #150; where people eat and sleep, and where a lot of soldiers have what looks suspiciously like a desk job. Male and female soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get acquainted, grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between missions, and a lot of the senior staff are more concerned about getting to thechow hall in time for the Friday night all-you-can-eat seafood special than worrying about little things like military strategy.Darkly humorous and based on the author's own experiences in Iraq, 'Fobbit' is a fantastic debut that shows us a behind-the-scenes portrait of the real Iraq war.
Publication Date: 2012-11-06
From the New York Times bestselling author of Triangles comes an exquisitely told story about a young woman torn between passionate first love and the gripping realities of war.
Eleven Days by
Publication Date: 2013-06-18
Powerful and lean, "Eleven Days" is an astonishing first novel full of suspense that addresses our most basic questions about war as it tells of the love between a mother and her son. When the story opens on May 11, 2011, Saras son, Jason, has been missing for nine days from a Special Operations Forces mission on the same night as the Bin Laden raid. Now she knows nothing more about Jason's fate than the crowds of well-wishers and media camped out in the driveway in front of her small farmhouse in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, waiting to hear news. In a series of flashbacks we learn about Jasons dashing absentee father, a man who said he was a writer but whose career seemed to involve being in faraway places. And through letters Jason writes home from his training and early missions, we get a picture of a strong, compassionate leader who is wise beyond his years and modest about his abilities.
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The Yellow Birds by
Publication Date: 2012-09-11
A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq,The Yellow Birdsis the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive. With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home,The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents at "the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal"—three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew—has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes.
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.