You Know When the Men are Gone

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“You Know When the Men are Gone”  is a powerful, singular and unforgettable collection of interconnected short stories that explore the forgotten casualties — the wives and families of the Military men who fight overseas. In Fort Hood, Texas there is an army of women waiting for their husbands to return. One wife, in an attempt to avoid thinking about the risks her husband faces in Iraq, develops an unhealthy obsession with the secret life of her neighbor. A simple trip to the PX becomes unbearable for another woman when she pulls into her Gold Star parking space. Even when the soldiers return, the terrain is uncertain, as one man discovers when he plans a covert surveillance operation against his own home.

When you leave Fort Hood, the sign above the gate warns, You’ve Survived the War, Now Survive the Homecoming.

It is eerily prescient.


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  1. Siobhan Fallon
    November 27, 2012 11:23 pm

    Hey there. SO good of you to post and support a fellow mil spouse. You guys are rock stars.
    Looking forward to learning more about you.
    Highest regards,
    Siobhan Fallon

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