Brandon Caro - OLD SILK ROAD & Clancy Martin - BAD SEX

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ISBN: 9781618688705
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Post Hill Press - October 13th, 2015

OLD SILK ROAD is a prescient, powerful novel of the Afghan war by someone who's been there.

Norman Doc Rodgers suspects he won't make it out of this one alive. He's a young combat medic in Afghanistan, eager to avenge his father's death in the World Trade Center, and make sense of a new world that feels like it's fallen to pieces. Haunted by hallucinatory encounters, his only solace is a barely concealed addiction to the precious opiates he's supposed to dole out sparingly to those beyond aid.

In this tautly-plotted debut novel, Brandon Caro, a veteran who served in Afghanistan, tells the story of a soldier's undoing in raw, incendiary, hypnotic prose that forces us to ask ourselves about what we know about the futility of war and what other outcome we can expect?

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ISBN: 9780991360802
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Tyrant Books - September 15th, 2015

I drink, I hurt myself and the people around me, and then I write. Brett is in Central America, away from her husband, when she begins a love affair with his friend, Eduard. Tragedy and comedy are properly joined at the hip in this loosely autobiographical book about infidelity, drinking, and the postponing of repercussions under the sun. Though coming undone is something we all try to avoid, Martin reminds us that going off the rails is sometimes a part of the ride.