Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War by Roy ScrantonFire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War by Roy Scranton

Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War

EditorRoy Scranton, Matt GallagherForeword byCOLUM MCCANN

Paperback | February 12, 2013

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Fire and Forgetincludes the title story fromRedeploymentby Phil Klay, 2014 National Book Award Winner in Fiction

These stories aren't pretty and they aren't for the faint of heart. They are realistic, haunting and shocking. And they are all unforgettable. Television reports, movies, newspapers and blogs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have offered images of the fighting there. But this collection offers voices—powerful voices, telling the kind of truth that only fiction can offer.

What makes the collection so remarkable is that all of these stories are written by those who were there, or waited for them at home. The anthology, which features a Foreword by National Book Award winner Colum McCann, includes the best voices of the wars' generation: award-winning author Phil Klay's "Redeployment;” Brian Turner, whose poem "Hurt Locker” was the movie's inspiration; Colby Buzzell, whose bookMy Warresonates with countless veterans; Siobhan Fallon, whose bookYou Know When the Men Are Goneechoes the joy and pain of the spouses left behind; Matt Gallagher, whose bookKaboomcaptures the hilarity and horror of the modern military experience; and ten others.
Contributors include:Matt Gallagher#151;co-editor ofFire and Forgetand author ofKaboomRoy Scranton#151;co-editor ofFire and ForgetColum McCann#151;National Book Award winner and best-selling author ofLet the Great World SpinSiobhan Fallon#151;author ofYou Know When the Men Are GoneColby Buzzell#151;author ofMy WarBrian Turner#151;autho...
Title:Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.62 × 0.62 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306821761

ISBN - 13:9780306821769

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Editorial Reviews

Roanoke Times, 3/1 “Gritty with realismThe tales are exceedingly well told. Fiction it may be, but none can deny the ring of truth.”Bookviews, 2/22 “Anyone who served and anyone who wants to know what it was to serve will value this book.”Library Journal, 3/15/13 “With wars come war stories and from those stories evolves literature. Leading this generation of war literature is this collection of short stories written by soldiers and a military spouse whose lives were directly affected by the recent conflicts in Iraq and AfghanistanThe encompassing and humanistic tone is the heart of this workThe honesty and authenticity of the stories are universalLike Walter Dean Myers's Sunrise Over Fallujah, these tales will appeal to readers of war and historical fiction.”