These Heroic, Happy Dead: Stories

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Luke Mogelson

Narrated By: Various Narrators

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: April 2016

Duration: 5 hours 54 minutes

Summary:

With his harrowing debut, Luke Mogelson provides an unsentimental, unflinching glimpse into the lives of those forever changed by war.Subtle links between these ten powerful stories magnify the consequences of combat for both soldiers and civilians,as the violence experienced abroad echoes through their lives in America. Troubled veterans first introduced as criminals in To the Lake and Visitors are shown later in New Guidance and Kids, during the deployments that shaped their futures. A seemingly minor soldier in New Guidance becomes the protagonist of A Human Cry, where his alienation from society leads to a shocking confrontation. The fate of a hapless Gulf War veteran who reenlists in Sea Bass is revealed in Peacetime, the story of a New York City medic's struggle with his inurement tocalamity. A shady contractor job gone wrong in ABeautiful Country is a news item for a reporter in Total Solar, as he navigates the surreal world of occupied Kabul. Shifting in time and narrative perspective from the home front to active combat, between experienced leaders, flawed infantrymen, a mother, a child, an Afghan-American translator, and a foreign correspondent--these stories offer a multifaceted examination of the unexpected costs of war. Here is an evocative, deep work that charts the legacy of an unprecedented conflict, and the burdens of those it touched. Written with remarkable empathy and elegance,These Heroic, Happy Deadheralds the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.Read by a Full Cast of Narrators:MacLeod Andrews Kirby Heyborne Sunil Malhotra Jonathan McClain Mark Deakins Amanda Carlin Ryan Gesell Robbie Daymond Danny Campbell Christopher Grove

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