Siobhan Fallon, You Know When the Men are Gone

"There is the war we know—from Hollywood and CNN, about dirt-smeared soldiers disarming IEDs and roaring along in Humvees and kicking down the doors of terrorist hideouts—and then there is the battleground at home depicted by breakout author Siobhan Fallon, an army wife with a neglected, deeply important perspective and a staggering arsenal of talent, her sentences popping like small arm fire, her stories scaring a gasp out of you like tracer rounds burning in the night sky over your home town."
Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding

"What a fascinating, rare glimpse into the domesticity of war. This is a wonderful debut. Each beautifully rendered story is braced with intelligence and wisdom."
Jill Ciment, author of Heroic Measures

Siobhan Fallon lived at Fort Hood while her husband, an Army major, was deployed to Iraq for two tours of duty. Her stories and essays have appeared in Publishers’ Weekly, Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping, New Letters, Salamander, among others. Siobhan is currently working on a novel and writing a monthly fiction series for Military Spouse Magazine. She earned her MFA at the New School in New York City. She lives with her family near the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.
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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 7:00pm
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Porter Square Shopping Center
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$16.00
ISBN: 9780451234391
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 3rd, 2012