David Abrams - BRAVE DEEDS

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“Describing the soldiers’ perilous journey while filling in details of their backgrounds and the military situation in Iraq, this excellent novel is believable, dramatic, and also quite funny.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Abrams (Fobbit, 2012) follows his award-winning debut with a more empathetic but no less bitter take on the Iraq War. … A powerful story on its surface, a soldier's story laced with vulgarities and gallows humor, but also a story holding deeper interpretations of our troubled Middle Eastern misadventures.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Filled with vivid characterizations and memorable moments, this novel—as with classic modern war literature from John Hersey’s Into the Valley to David Halberstam’s One Very Hot Day—turns a single military action into a microcosm of an entire war.”—Publishers Weekly

“The satirical verve of Mr. Abrams’s first novel, Fobbit (2012), has been compared with Joseph Heller’s Catch 22. Like Fobbit . . . Brave Deeds . . . draws on the author’s twenty years as an Army journalist.”—Tobias Grey, Wall Street Journal (5 Soldiers-Turned-Authors to Know)

Brave Deeds perfectly captures the strange mixture of camaraderie, humor, beauty and brutality experienced by men at war. It reads like a fever dream, like unvarnished documentary truth, and sometimes like both at once.” —Phil Klay, National Book Award-winning author of Redeployment

“In one very full, very messed up and hair-raising day, Brave Deeds delivers everything we could ever ask for in a novel, no less than birth, death, and all points in between. David Abrams has written a flat-out brilliant book of the Iraq War, one that reads like a compact version of the Odyssey or Going After Cacciato. Soldiers on a journey—it’s one of humankind’s oldest stories, and Abrams has given us the latest dispatch from the field, to stunning effect.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780802126863
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - August 1st, 2017