Theodore Weesner Carrying

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Theodore Weesner’s final novel, Carrying, is a gritty and realistic work that throws the reader into the detonating heart of the first Iraqi war. With unapologetic candor, Weesner navigates the psychological minefield surrounding South Boston native Jimmy Murphy, a young soldier who pens a secret journal to his old English professor, Herman Roth. Jimmy’s life pulsates with rage, racial prejudice, and unfulfilled desire as he fights to become the top gunner of the elite 2nd Cavalry Tank Division. His rapid rise through the ranks gives him a sense of purpose and order, even as the war descends into chaos, and Iraq transforms into a wasteland of burning oil wells and charred corpses. But when it’s all over, will he really be able to leave the war behind? This timely novel inserts itself into the zeitgeist of the young soldiers who return home, but never quite leave the battlefield, carrying the deepest wounds of shock, fear, and aggression. With his signature penetrative style, Weesner beautifully renders one soldier’s heart breaking coming-of-age journey in the midst of terror and endless war.

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Born in Flint, Michigan, Theodore Weesner has aptly been described as a "Writer's Writer" by the larger literary community. His short works have been published in the New Yorker, Esquire, Saturday Evening Post, Atlantic Monthly, and Best American Short Stories. His novels, including The Car Thief, The True Detective, Winning the City, and Harbor Lights, have been published to great critical acclaim in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and others. He died in June, 2015.

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"Once again Theodore Weesner displays his genius for giving voice to the forgotten and inarticulate. Though its form, like that of The Car Thief, is the bildungsroman, and the setting a tank company during the first Gulf War, Carrying is a prickly and provocative meditation on racism and the limits of American innocence. At the heart of the novel there's a disturbing insecurity born of solitude and fear which can be overcome only by love or violence (or perhaps both). Our naive narrator's anticipation of the war--which pointedly began on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday--harkens back to Henry Fleming's in The Red Badge of Courage, while his struggle with race recalls Robert O'Connor's Buffalo Soldiers." —Stewart O'Nan, author, The Names of the Dead; editor, The Vietnam Reader

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