FIRE AND FORGET - Panel with Matt Gallagher; Roy Scranton; Brian van Reet & more


Thursday, May 23 at 7PM

Join us tonight as editors
and contributors

discuss the new collection
Fire and Forget:
Short Stories From the Long War

The stories aren't pretty and they aren't for the faint of heart. They are gritty, haunting, shocking—and unforgettable. Television reports, movies, newspapers, and blogs about the recent wars have offered snapshots of the fighting there. But this anthology brings us a chorus of powerful storytellers—some of the first bards from our recent wars, emerging voices and new talents—telling the kind of panoramic truth that only fiction can offer.

What makes these stories even more remarkable is that all of them are written by men and women whose lives were directly engaged in the wars—soldiers, Marines, and an army spouse. Featuring a forward by National Book Award-winner Colum McCann, this anthology spans every era of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, from Baghdad to Brooklyn, from Kabul to Fort Hood.

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War Cover Image
By Matt Gallagher (Editor), Roy Scranton (Editor), Colum McCann (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780306821769
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Da Capo Press - February 12th, 2013

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