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Babies still cry, telephones ring, Saturday morning cartoons screech, but without the men, there is a sense of muted silence, a sense of muted life. There is an army of women waiting for their men to return to Fort Hood, Texas. As Siobhan Fallon shows in this collection of loosely interconnected short stories, each woman deals with her husband's absence differently. One wife, in an attempt to avoid thinking about the risks her husband faces in Iraq, develops an unhealthy obsession with the secret life of her neighbor.
Another woman's simple trip to the PX becomes unbearable when she pulls into her Gold Star parking space. And one woman's loneliness may lead to dire consequences when her husband arrives home. In gripping, no-nonsense stories that will leave you shaken, Fallon allows you into a world tightly guarded by gates and wire. It is a place where men and women cling to the families they have created as the stress of war threatens to pull them apart.
Track listing for You Know When the Men Are Gone: Disc 1"You Know When the Men Are Gone"-Track 1"Camp Liberty"-Track 21Disc 2"Remission"-Track 15Disc 3"Inside the Break"-Track 7"The Last Stand"-Track 22Disc 4"Leave"-Track 14Disc 5"You Survived the War, Now Survive the Homecoming"-Track 6"Gold Star"-Track 17
|Contributed by:||Fallon, Siobhan|
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Incorporated|
|Publish Date:||Jan 20, 2011|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.53|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.79 x 0.99 x 6.29|
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