We Come to Our Senses: Stories

We Come to Our Senses: Stories

by Odie Lindsey

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Overview

A Military Times Best Book of 2016

An Electric Literature Best Short Story Collection of 2016


"Almost a novel in stories, thematically linked like Phil Klay's Redeployment, but more particular in its examination of the new American veteran." —New York Times Book Review

Lacerating and lyrical, We Come to Our Senses centers on men and women affected by combat directly and tangentially, and the peculiar legacies of war. The story “Evie M.” is about a vet turned office clerk whose petty neuroses derail even her suicide; in “We Come to Our Senses,” a hip young couple leaves the city for the sticks, trading film festivals for firearms; in “Colleen” a woman redeploys to her Mississippi hometown, and confronts the superior who abused her at war; and in “11/19/98” a couple obsesses over sitcoms and retail catalogs, extracting joy and deeper meaning. The story “Hers” is about the sexual politics of a combat zone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393354195
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Odie Lindsey is the author of We Come to Our Senses: Stories. He received an NEA Fellowship for combat veterans and is writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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