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Refresh, Refresh : Stories (Paperback)

Author: Percy, Benjamin

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The war in Iraq empties the small town of Tumalo, Oregon, of men--of fathers--leaving their sons to fight among themselves. But the boys' bravado fades at home when, alone, they check e-mail again and again for word from their fathers at the front.
Often from fractured homes and communities, the young men in these breathless stories do the unthinkable to prove to themselves--to everyone--that they are strong "enough" to face the heartbreak in this world. Set in rural Oregon with the shadow of the Cascade Mountains hanging over them, these stories bring you face-to-face with a mad bear, a house with a basement that opens up into a cave, a nuclear meltdown that renders the Pacific Northwest into a contemporary Wild West. "Refresh, Refresh" is a bold, fiery, and unforgettable collection that deals with vital issues of our time.

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Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9781555974855
SKU 204503147
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1555974856
Release Date 10/2/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0249
Publisher Graywolf Press
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