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Farrell O'Gorman

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Title: Awaiting Orders

Publisher: Idylls Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 236 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 0.9in.As the first Persian Gulf War approaches, Wes Hammond, an eager young naval officer and military school graduate, finds himself assigned to a Temporary Personnel Unit in peacetime California, awaiting orders for active duty. Together with three other newly commissioned officers and the women they meet, Wes waits for war by embarking on a series of journeys through the desert Southwest -- until one ends with a sudden act of violence, and an unexpected opportunity for change. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781595970046

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Synopsis: As the first Persian Gulf War approaches, Wes Hammond, an eager young naval officer and military school graduate, finds himself assigned to a Temporary Personnel Unit in peacetime California, awaiting orders for active duty. Together with three other newly commissioned officers and the women they meet, Wes waits for war by embarking on a series of journeys through the desert Southwest -- until one ends with a sudden act of violence, and an unexpected opportunity for change.

About the Author: Farrell O'Gorman, a native of South Carolina, graduated from Notre Dame's Great Books program in 1990. He then served four years aboard U.S. Navy ships in California and overseas before completing doctoral study in English at the University of North Carolina.

Farrell has published articles and delivered public lectures on American literature in the U.S., Canada, and France, and his book on Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy, Peculiar Crossroads, was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2004. An assistant professor of English at Mississippi State University, he will serve as a faculty leader at the 2007 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute "Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor" in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Farrell's creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Image, Shenandoah and The Gettysburg Review. One of his personal essays, originally published in Notre Dame Magazine, has been selected to appear in Best Catholic Writing 2007. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and children.

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