Losing Francis: Essays on the Wars at Home

Losing Francis: Essays on the Wars at Home

by Robert F. Sommer


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While Sgt. Francis D. Sommer was fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, his father stood on a street corner in Kansas City with an antiwar sign. Losing Francis: Essays on the Wars at Home reconciles that seeming contrast in a courageous dive into the personal cost of America's wars. Fusing his eloquent meditations on nature, art, and grief with the political and social backdrop of these wars, Robert F. Sommer exposes the disconnect between the world of war and the universe of no-war in a nation that often seems preoccupied only with amusing itself. He skillfully weaves a compelling narrative throughout these essays in the finely-honed prose of a master craftsman.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944388461
Publisher: Fomite
Publication date: 02/19/2018
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Robert F. Sommer is the author of two novels, Where the Wind Blew (Wessex 2008) and A Great Fullness (Fomite 2016). His essays and stories have appeared in many literary and scholarly journals. Robert is a lecturer at the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, and works for the Sierra Club's
Kansas Chapter in support of its mission to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

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