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Everybody’s Gulf War Syndrome is a little bit different. Or so believes Larry, who returns home from Desert Storm to find his hair gone and his bones rapidly disintegrating. Then there’s Lance Corporal James Laverne of the US Marines, who grows a third ear in Kuwait. And in the audaciously comic novella “Notes from a Bunker Along Highway 8,” a Green Beret deserts his team after seeing a vision of George Washington, only to find a new calling—administering aid to wounded Iraqi civilians; he’s hindered only by the furtive nature of his mission and an unruly band of chimpanzees. Together these narratives form a bracing amalgamation of devastating humor and brilliant cultural observation, in which Gabe Hudson fearlessly explores the darker implications of American military power.

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Synopsis:

An inventive, emotional collection of short fiction--eight stories and a novella--illuminates the experiences of soldiers during the Gulf War and its aftermath in such tales as "The Cure as I Found It," "Crossdresser," and the title story, in which a returning Marine appeals to President Bush for help. A first collection. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

About the Author

Gabe Hudson received his MFA from Brown University, where he was awarded the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction. His fiction has been published in The New Yorker and McSweeney’s. He has received the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was a PEN/Hemingway Finalist. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307425461
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Author:
Hudson, Gabe
Subject:
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Subject:
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Publication Date:
20031111
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
156

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Product details 156 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307425461 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An inventive, emotional collection of short fiction--eight stories and a novella--illuminates the experiences of soldiers during the Gulf War and its aftermath in such tales as "The Cure as I Found It," "Crossdresser," and the title story, in which a returning Marine appeals to President Bush for help. A first collection. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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