You Know When the Men Are Gone
"Gripping, straight-up, no-nonsense stories about American soldiers and their families . . . simple, tough, and true." -- The New York Times
"Fascinating." -- O, the Oprah Magazine
Through fiction of dazzling skill and astonishing emotional force, Siobhan Fallon welcomes readers into the American army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where U.S. soldiers prepare to fight, and where their families are left to cope after the men are gone. They'll meet a wife who discovers unsettling secrets when she hacks into her husband's email, and a teenager who disappears as her mother fights cancer. There is the foreign born wife who has tongues wagging over her late hours, and the military intelligence officer who plans a covert mission against his own home.
Powerful, singular, and unforgettable, these stories will resonate deeply with readers and mark the debut of a new talent of tremendous note.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cindyb29 - LibraryThing
A collection of short stories about women living on base in Fort Hood, TX, none of which are related to esch other except for one. A little too whiny for me. (Blind Date with a Book) Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amydelpo - LibraryThing
A very important book on a topic seldom examined in serious literature -- the lives of the families left behind by people fighting in a war. Often well written -- occasionally sloppy and cliched ... Read full review
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