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Fobbit

Abrams, David

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ISBN 10: 0802120326 / ISBN 13: 9780802120328
Published by Black Cat (Grove Atlantic), 2012
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First Edition (first printing). The debut novel by the author of BRAVE DEEDS, a story based on his experiences in the chaotic world of Baghdad's Forward Operating Base during the Iraq War -- comparisons have been made to CATCH-22. Fine in pictorial wraps (with "French-Flaps") as issued. Signed by Abrams on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 16021

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Title: Fobbit

Publisher: Black Cat (Grove Atlantic)

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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 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 the chow 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.

About the Author:

David Abrams served in the U.S. Army for twenty years, and was deployed to Iraq in 2005 as part of a public affairs team. He was named the Department of Defense's Military Journalist of the Year in 1994 and received several other military commendations. His stories have appeared in Esquire, Narrative, and other literary magazines. He lives in Butte, Montana.

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