The Life and Death of an American Contractor in Iraq
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From one of America's most distinguished authors, an unforgettable look at a mother's love and strength in the wake of a son's suicide. Burroway welcomes readers to grieve alongside her, while providing a lens into how soldiers, like her son, are haunted by their combat experiences. It is a bracing, beautiful read, gorgeous in its language and emotional honesty. Jonathan Shay, author of "Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character," comments in the foreword: "To me, the pain recalls Homer's 'Iliad.'" And Pulitzer Prize winner Madeleine Blais calls it "an elegy and a call to action." It is nothing less than that.
A gorgeous meditation on loss
Janet Burroway has written a new classic in the canon of grief literature. This is the story of her quest for answers after the loss of her son, Tim, a veteran, to suicide. She finds them and shares them with us, and reaches us how it's possible to absorb unthinkable pain, and move forward. A gorgeous, compassionate and elegiac piece of writing that is sure to be studied for many years to come.