These Heroic, Happy Dead Stories

These Heroic, Happy Dead
Auteur: Luke Mogelson
Uitgever: Tim Duggan Books
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781101906835
  • Druk: 1
  • juni 2017
  • 192 pagina's
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With his harrowing debut, Luke Mogelson provides an unsentimental, unflinching glimpse into the lives of those forever changed by war. Subtle links between these ten powerful stories magnify the consequences of combat for both soldiers and civilians, as the violence experienced abroad echoes through their lives in America.

Troubled veterans first introduced as criminals in "To the Lake" and "Visitors" are shown later in "New Guidance" and "Kids," during the deployments that shaped their futures. A seemingly minor soldier in "New Guidance" becomes the protagonist of "A Human Cry," where his alienation from society leads to a shocking confrontation. The fate of a hapless Gulf War veteran who reenlists in "Sea Bass" is revealed in "Peacetime," the story of a New York City medic's struggle with his inurement to calamity . A shady contractor job gone wrong in "A Beautiful Country" is a news item for a reporter in "Total Solar," as he navigates the surreal world of occupied Kabul. Shifting in time and narrative perspective—from the home front to active combat, between experienced leaders, flawed infantrymen, a mother, a child, an Afghan-American translator, and a foreign correspondent--these stories offer a multifaceted examination of the unexpected costs of war.

Here is an evocative, deep work that charts the legacy of an unprecedented conflict, and the burdens of those it touched. Written with remarkable empathy and elegance, These Heroic, Happy Dead heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.


From the Hardcover edition.

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Engels
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Paperback
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1
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juni 2017
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192 pagina's
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Luke Mogelson
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Tim Duggan Books

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9781101906835

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Stories
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