by Robert Flanagan

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A thousand miles from the nearest war zone in a foreign country call the U.S. Marine Corps, a few good men are finding out what living hell is all about. The

place: Parris Island, S.C. The time: basic training. For Tom Adamczyk and Joe Waite--two of the seventy raw recruits of Platoon 197--it s a bizarre and violent journey into degradation, fear, and confusion under the onslaught of drill instructor Sgt. Maguire. Maguire is out to turn lowly maggots into Marines and he'll use any means he can. But when Maguire crosses the line between cruelty and sadism, and an official investigation is launched, each man is forced to make a choice between the truth and a lie. And for Adamczyk and Waite the choice will shape the rest of their lives--not as maggots, or Marines, but as men.

"When it comes to novels written about boot camp life in the United States military, nothing compares to Robert Flanagan's revealing and wonderfully written classic, Maggot." -Donald Ray Pollock

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933964577
Publisher: Bottom Dog Press
Publication date: 06/07/2012
Edition description: Anniversary Revised Second Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert Flanagan is the son of a WWI Marine combat vet who fought at Belleau Wood, Ch teau-Thierry and Soissons. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he worked as a dishwasher, night watchman and janitor there, served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and graduated from the Universities of Toledo and Chicago. He is a produced playwright, poet, as well as the author of four books of fiction. A lifelong boxing fan, he earned his detached retinas sparring in local gyms. His forthcoming novel Champions is set in Toledo s hard luck world of boxers and comics. He taught at Ohio Wesleyan University and lives with wife Katie in Delaware, Ohio.

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