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The Resource You Know When the Men Are Gone

You Know When the Men Are Gone

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You Know When the Men Are Gone
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You Know When the Men Are Gone
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In Fort Hood housing, like all army housing, you get used to hearing through the walls. You learn too much. And you learn to move quietly through your own small domain. You also know when the men are gone. No more boots stomping above, no more football games turned up too high, and, best of all, no more front doors slamming before dawn as they trudge out for their early formation, sneakers on metal stairs, cars starting, shouts to the windows above to throw them down their gloves on cold desert mornings. 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 21 Disc 2 "Remission"-Track 15 Disc 3 "Inside the Break"-Track 7 "The Last Stand"-Track 22 Disc 4 "Leave"-Track 14 Disc 5 "You Survived the War, Now Survive the Homecoming"-Track 6 "Gold Star"-Track 17
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  • Short Stories
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You Know When the Men Are Gone
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9781452620381
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Label
You Know When the Men Are Gone
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2ed830e4-1948-4004-a532-186c42ab9cd4
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781452620381
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
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unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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