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All the Ruined Men

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What an important piece of writing. I really love short stories and this collection about veterans is so important and impactful. The ability to see their pain and growth in short stories I feel really helps rather than in a novel. Great work.
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A tough and compassionate look at soldiers returning from the combat zone and moving back into their families and lives that might not seem the way they did before.  The 18 stories are linked, all of them about 6 paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division.  They range from one man contemplating revenge to another coping with facial disfigurement to a death by IED.  The writing is elegant, the approach sympathetic.  Thanks to netgalley for the ARC.  Highly recommend.
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All the Ruined Men is a collection of aftermath narratives centered on veterans grappling with the never-ending task of re-entering the civilian world. With brutal honesty and unflinching empathy, Glose explores how trauma and memory can haunt and permeate everyday life, from playing poker to hosting an Oscar party and raising a rebellious teenage daughter. Blunt, vivid, intimate, and heartbreaking, this collection traces the long-lasting, far-reaching devastation of war and examines the challenges of even the best outcome: returning home. 

Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.
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