You Know When the Men Are Gone

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Penguin, Jan 20, 2011 - Fiction - 240 pages
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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.

 

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User 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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User Review  - yukon92 - LibraryThing

I was looking forward to reading this book, because we have been stationed in Ft. Hood, and also, my husband has been deployed many times. However, I was disappointed that the characters in the book ... Read full review

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Contents

CAMP LIBERTY
REMISSION
INSIDE THE BREAK
THE LAST STAND
LEAVE
YOU SURVIVED THE WAR NOW SURVIVE THE HOMECOMING
AUTHORS NOTE
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About the author (2011)

Siobhan Fallon lived at Fort Hood for three years while her husband, a majorin the Army, was deployed to Iraq for two tours of duty. She earned her MFA at the New School in New York City.

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