Tough Day for the Army: Stories

Tough Day for the Army: Stories

by John Warner

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ISBN-13: 9780807158029
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,246,309
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Warner is the author of The Funny Man as well as three other books. His short fiction has appeared, among other places, in Ninth Letter, McSweeney's, Zoetrope All-Story Extra, and Salon. He is a weekly columnist for the Printers Row, the literary supplement for the Chicago Tribune.

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Keith Lee Morris

"John Warner is, as the saying goes, crazy in a good way. Things that to us seem perfectly harmless and mundane — hamburgers, pets, peacekeeping missions, marriages — appear to him in very altered and somewhat dangerous forms. When we read his stories, the things that don't make any sense to him suddenly don't make any sense to us, either, and things get kind of weird for a while, and then, magically, we find out something new — about the characters, about ourselves, about the world we were so comfortable living in just moments before. Tough Day for the Army is as striking and original a collection of stories as you're likely to come across in a day's march." - Keith Lee Morris, author of The Dart League King

Roxane Gay

"John Warner is an uncanny writer, bringing both heart and humor to his stories in the most winning of ways. In Tough Day for the Army, Warner is at his best. He takes bold chances and the risk always pays off. The highlight of the collection is 'Homosexuals Threaten the Sanctity of Norman's Marriage,' as Warner cleverly reveals that the real threat to any marriage rises from within and still allows Norman, poor misguided Norman, to try to become a better man." - Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only knew John Warner from his nonfictio BibliOracle newspaper column and was completely blown away by this side of his talent -- highly recommended