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Matt Gallagher | Youngblood

Matt Gallagher reads from and discusses Youngblood, his new novel about the Iraq War.

The US military is preparing to withdraw from Iraq, and newly-minted lieutenant Jack Porter struggles to accept how it's happening -- through alliances with warlords who have Arab and American blood on their hands. 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 hard to establish.

"Thrilling, tragic ... a brilliant portrait of command in the modern, morally bruising battlefield." -Phil Klay, author of National Book Award-winning Redeployment.

Gallagher is a former U.S. Army captain and the author of the acclaimed Iraq War memoir Kaboom, based on the popular and controversial blog he kept while he was deployed. He holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia and has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and Boston Review, among others. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

Free and open to the public. This event will be held Wednesday, February 17, 4:30-6pm at Dartmouth College, Haldeman 041.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Darmouth College
041 Haldeman Center
Hanover, NH
Youngblood: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501105746
Availability: Hard to Find (may be out of print - email to check availability)
Published: Atria Books - February 2nd, 2016

The Millions “Most Anticipated” Book of 2016

“An urgent and deeply moving novel.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


The US military is preparing to withdraw from Iraq, and newly-minted lieutenant Jack Porter struggles to accept how it’s happening—through alliances with warlords who have Arab and American blood on their hand