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MLKNG SCKLS [NOOK Book]

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MLKNG SCKLS is a short collection of Salim Abid's deleted Word documents written during his escape up the Euphrates from Fallujah to Ramadi. These texts could have been included in Falcons on the Floor, which is the novel Salim wrote about fleeing from his war ravaged city, but for sensitive reasons he chose to remove them. That metanarrative provides the conceit of this chapbook, lushly composed by Justin Sirois (author of Secondary Sound, BlazeVOX 2008) and edited by Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy. MLKNG SCKLS...
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Overview

MLKNG SCKLS is a short collection of Salim Abid's deleted Word documents written during his escape up the Euphrates from Fallujah to Ramadi. These texts could have been included in Falcons on the Floor, which is the novel Salim wrote about fleeing from his war ravaged city, but for sensitive reasons he chose to remove them. That metanarrative provides the conceit of this chapbook, lushly composed by Justin Sirois (author of Secondary Sound, BlazeVOX 2008) and edited by Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy. MLKNG SCKLS provides a bristling and necessary look into the realities of living in Iraq, complete with dying laptop batteries, knock-off sneakers, and carnage-lined roadways.
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Editorial Reviews

Gina Myers
If the purpose of this book is to build anticipation for Falcons on the Floor, the larger puzzle these pieces fit into, then Sirois is successful. These fragments are almost sure to engage the reader and leave him or her wanting more. MLKNG SCKLS is a smart and compassionate little book.
John Woods
The balance of power and our role in it will necessarily shift after reading this book.
Matt Bell
Sirois' masterful creation is not just a travel narrative, not just an epistolary, not just a war story. This is desert madness made universal, a coming of age rendered apocalyptic in language as sparse and beautiful and ultimately perilous as the desert passage it describes."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011808388
  • Publisher: Publishing Genius
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 60
  • File size: 28 KB

Meet the Author

Justin Sirois lives in Baltimore, MD. He is the author of a poetry collection ("Secondary Sound") and the novel "Falcons on the Floor," coming from Publishing Genius in summer 2011.
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  • Posted October 5, 2013

    I've never seen an independent work formed from deleted scenes f

    I've never seen an independent work formed from deleted scenes from a novel before, and maybe I should have read the novel first, but this worked for me just fine on it's own. I'm pretty curious about the novel now and I ought to check that out too. This is different from the other works of Sirois I've seen, more subtle. The writing is poetic and starkly moving. Graphic reality in parts and fanciful strangeness in others, this is an impressive short work.

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