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Youngblood

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The US military is preparing to withdraw from Iraq but newly minted lieutenant Jack Porter is struggling to accept how it is happening. Day after day, Jack tries to assert his leadership in the sweltering, dreary atmosphere of Ashuriyah. But his world is disrupted by the arrival of veteran sergeant Daniel Chambers, whose aggressive style threatens to undermine the fragile peace that the troops have worked so hard to establish.

Pulling readers into the captivating immediacy of a conflict that cans shift from drudgery to devastation at any moment, Youngblood provides a startling new dimension to both the moral complexity of war and its psychological toll.

Photograph by Noah Kalina

Matt Gallagher is a Wake Forest graduate and US Army veteran. He’s the author of the novels Youngblood and the memoir Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War. He holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia and has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, and The Paris Review. He lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn.

 

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