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The Surge

The Surge

by Adam Kovac
The Surge

The Surge

by Adam Kovac


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Larry Chandler had done his time in Afghanistan when he was redeployed to Iraq. With only five weeks left, Chandler is assigned a dangerous mission. While his men crave action, Chandler hopes they'll all make it back alive.

Inspired by his deployments, Adam Kovac's debut novel is set during 2007's troop surge, revealing the human cost of achieving military objectives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938126413
Publisher: Engine Books
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Adam Kovac served in the U.S. Army infantry, with deployments to Panama, Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan. A former journalist, he's also covered the crime and court beats for newspapers in Indiana, Florida and Illinois. Kovac earned his MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University. He lives with his wife and son in suburban Chicago. This is his first novel.

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“Adam Kovac has written in The Surge a novel rare in its insight and power. There is no trumpeting of conflict or sacrifice here, no outlandish satire. Instead, Kovac faces the boredom and horror, the drudgery of a forever war, with a steady hand and gaze. Readers will come away from this book shaken, mad, stunned.”

— Eric Shonkwiler, author of Above All Men and Moon Up, Past Full

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