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Waiting for Eden
by Elliot Ackerman




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"Patiently, and unflinchingly, Ackerman is becoming one of the great poet laureates of America's tragic adventurism across the globe." --Pico Iyer

Eden lies in a hospital bed, unable to move or speak. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his room. We see them through the eyes of Eden's best friend, a fellow Marine who didn't make it back home--and who must relive the secrets held between all three of them as he waits for Eden to finally, mercifully die and join him in whatever comes after.

A breathtakingly spare and shattering novel that explores the unseen aftereffects--and unacknowledged casualties--of war, Waiting for Eden is a piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and love.

"The Tim O'Brien of our era." --Vogue

"Devastating." --The Wall Street Journal

"Haunting. . . . Daring." --The Boston Globe

"Heart-wrenching." --NPR

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Overview

"Patiently, and unflinchingly, Ackerman is becoming one of the great poet laureates of America's tragic adventurism across the globe." --Pico Iyer

Eden lies in a hospital bed, unable to move or speak. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his room. We see them through the eyes of Eden's best friend, a fellow Marine who didn't make it back home--and who must relive the secrets held between all three of them as he waits for Eden to finally, mercifully die and join him in whatever comes after.

A breathtakingly spare and shattering novel that explores the unseen aftereffects--and unacknowledged casualties--of war, Waiting for Eden is a piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and love.

"The Tim O'Brien of our era." --Vogue

"Devastating." --The Wall Street Journal

"Haunting. . . . Daring." --The Boston Globe

"Heart-wrenching." --NPR


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  • ISBN-13: 9781101971567
  • ISBN-10: 1101971568
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: September 2019
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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