Veterans crisis hotline / Jon Chopan.

Author
Chopan, Jon [Browse]
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Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2018]
  • ©2018
Description
xi, 176 pages ; 23 cm

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Library of Congress genre(s)
Fiction [Browse]
Summary note
"The twelve stories of Veterans Crisis Hotline offer a meditation on the relationship between war and righteousness and consider the impossible distance between who men are and who they want to be. A veteran working at the hotline listens to the stories men tell when they need someone to hear their voices, when they need to access a language for their pain. Two men search for the head of a decapitated Iraqi civilian so that they might absolve themselves of the atrocities of war, a Marine hunts for the man who raped his girlfriend, and a teenage son replaces his dead father on the battlefield. With a quick wit and offbeat humor, Jon Chopan takes us from the banks of the Euphrates to the bars and VFW halls of the Rust Belt, providing insight into the Iraq War and its enduring impact on those who volunteered to fight in it"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards
Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, 2017
Contents
Crisis hotline: veterans press -- Valor -- Men of principle -- Rules of engagement -- A full and happy life -- Slaughter -- Battle buddy -- AWOL -- Bullet catcher -- On the Euphrates -- On leave -- The cumulative effect.
ISBN
  • 9781625343680 ((hardcover))
  • 162534368X ((hardcover))
LCCN
2018019139
OCLC
1032353459
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