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ISBN-13: 9780306821769
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 351,729
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)

About the Author

Contributors include:

Matt Gallagher—co-editor of Fire and Forget and author of Kaboom
Roy Scranton—co-editor of Fire and Forget
Colum McCann—National Book Award winner and best-selling author of Let the Great World Spin
Siobhan Fallon—author of You Know When the Men Are Gone
Colby Buzzell—author of My War
Brian Turner—author of Here, Bullet (“Hurt Locker”)
and nine others.

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Booklist, 1/1/13“Captures the messiness of soldiering when the mission and endgame are unclear. Though fiction, each work reads true, filled with tension, fear, and anger. Readers are transported to desert checkpoints, ride along with vehicle convoys, and return home from combat to face an uncertain future.”
The Guardian
(UK), 1/3/13
“The range of stories in Fire and Forget displays a remarkable depth and breadth of the experience of the Iraq war.”
WarOnTerrorNews, 1/3/13
“Like Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, most of these 15 stories are so deceptively crafted that the impact sneaks up on the reader in an unexpected way…It seems like we're preconditioned to expect 700-page epic novels, but a 10-page short story can condense all the emotion down to its core essence. The editors have done a remarkable job at maintaining that discipline…It's a powerful collection; for now, probably the best, most comprehensive—fictional—look at the wars that has been written.”

The Fighting Leprechaun, 1/10/13“Powerful… These short stories manage to capture the essence of what service members have experienced… There are a lot of essential truths packed into Fire and Forget. For those of us that have been there, or know people who served in these wars, it is important reading."

Acolytes of War, 1/21/13 “Whether portraying the fantastical or the banal, the in-theater tales feature grunts’ eye perspectives on deployment, far from the sterile perspectives recounted in more official histories, memoirs, journalism, and government pronouncements…Hat’s off to all the Fire and Forget authors and editors.”

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