You Know When the Men Are Gone (Paperback)

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February 2011
Surprising, get-under-your-skin characters populate the spare landscape of Fort Hood, Texas, in this collection of linked stories that will have a compelling effect on even the most skeptical reader. Fallon opens a window into military base life from the perspective of the quiet supporters - spouses, children and injured vets - who stay home when the men deploy. A riveting debut! -- Nicole Magistro, The Bookworm of Edwards, Edwards, CO


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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0451234391
ISBN-13: 9780451234391
Published: NAL Trade, 01/03/2012
Pages: 240
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 17
Maximum Age: 17
Minimum Grade Level: 12th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 12th Grade

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