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You Know When the Men Are Gone

Fallon, Siobhan

ISBN 10: 0399157204 / ISBN 13: 9780399157202
Published by Amy Einhorn (Putnam), 2011
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition (first printing). The debut story collection by this "Army wife" who lived at Fort Hood while her husband was deployed to Iraq. Compared to the writings of Raymond Carver and Tim O'Brien, this acclaimed interconnected collection clarifies the role of military wives who are linked by a pervading fear that they will become war widows. Fine/Fine. Signed by Fallon on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 14852

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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone

Publisher: Amy Einhorn (Putnam)

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Reminiscent of Raymond Carver and Tim O'Brien, an unforgettable collection of intercollected short stories.

In Fort Hood housing, like all army housing, you get used to hearing through the walls... You learn too much. And you learn to move quietly through your own small domain. You also know when the men are gone. No more boots stomping above, no more football games turned up too high, and, best of all, no more front doors slamming before dawn as they trudge out for their early formation, sneakers on metal stairs, cars starting, shouts to the windows above to throw them down their gloves on cold desert mornings. Babies still cry, telephones ring, Saturday morning cartoons screech, but without the men, there is a sense of muted silence, a sense of muted life.

There is an army of women waiting for their men to return in Fort Hood, Texas. Through a series of loosely interconnected stories, Siobhan Fallon takes readers onto the base, inside the homes, into the marriages and families-intimate places not seen in newspaper articles or politicians' speeches.

When you leave Fort Hood, the sign above the gate warns, You've Survived the War, Now Survive the Homecoming. It is eerily prescient.

About the Author:

Siobhan Fallon lived at Fort Hood while her husband, an Army major, was deployed to Iraq for two tours of duty. She earned her MFA at the New School in New York City. She lives with her family near the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.

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