These masterfully crafted stories from writers who have served reflect the entire breadth of human emotion–loss, anger, joy, love, fear, and courage—and the evolving nature of what has become America's "Forever War." From debut writers to experienced contributors whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker, this exceptional collection promises to be the definitive fictional look at the aftereffects of the Iraq and Afghan Wars and will resonate with the reader long after the final page.
Adrian Bonenberger is a student at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA program for creative writing, from which he expects to graduate in May of 2016. He has a B.A. from Yale in English Literature and a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia. He joined the Army in 2005, and deployed twice to Afghanistan as an infantry officer. He has been featured in The New York Times, and has written military-themed essays for a variety of online and print publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and Foreign Policy. He co-edits an intellectual blog, "The Wrath Bearing Tree" and volunteers with Words After War and the Yale Veterans Association. He is the author of the memoir Afghan Post.