We Come to Our Senses: Stories
We Come to Our Senses: Stories
We Come to Our Senses: Stories

We Come to Our Senses: Stories

  • Publish Date: 2016-07-26
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Odie Lindsey
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For readers of Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk and Redeployment, a searing debut exploring the lives of veterans returning to their homes in the South.

Lacerating and lyrical, We Come to Our Senses centers on men and women affected by combat directly and tangentially, and the peculiar legacies of war. The story Evie M. is about a vet turned office clerk whose petty neuroses derail even her suicide; in We Come to Our Senses, a hip young couple leaves the city for the sticks, trading film festivals for firearms; in Colleen a woman redeploys to her Mississippi hometown, and confronts the superior who abused her at war; and in 11/19/98 a couple obsesses over sitcoms and retail catalogs, extracting joy and deeper meaning. The story Hers is about the sexual politics of a combat zone.

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