David Abrams | Brave Deeds

Please join us at BookPeople of Moscow, August 23rd at 7:30pm for a reading and signing with author David Abrams. 

Abrams' new novel Brave Deeds is a compelling story of war, brotherhood, and America. Spanning eight hours, the novel follows a squad of six AWOL soldiers as they attempt to cross war-torn Baghdad on foot to attend the funeral of their leader, Staff Sergeant Rafe Morgan. Cut off from all communication with their company headquarters back on the base, they find themselves struggling to survive in an inhospitable landscape. As the men make their way to the funeral, they recall the most ancient of warriors while portraying a cross section of twenty-first-century America—sometimes strong, sometimes weak, but subject to the same human flaws as all of us.

David Abrams’ debut novel about the Iraq War, Fobbit, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a Best Book of 2012 by Paste Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Barnes and Noble. It was also featured as part of B&N's Discover Great New Writers program. One of his short stories, "Roll Call," was included in the anthology Fire and Forget (Da Capo Press, 2013). His short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in EsquireNarrativeElectric LiteratureConsequenceSalamanderThe LiterarianConnecticut ReviewThe Greensboro ReviewFive ChaptersThe Missouri Review, and many other places. His work has also appeared in the New York Times and Salon. He regularly blogs about the literary life at The Quivering Pen

Abrams retired in 2008 after a 20-year career in the active-duty Army as a journalist. He was named the Department of Defense's Military Journalist of the Year in 1994 and received several other military commendations throughout his career. His tours of duty took him to Thailand, Japan, Africa, Alaska, Texas, Georgia and The Pentagon. In 2005, he joined the 3rd Infantry Division and deployed to Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The journal he kept during that year formed the blueprint for the novel which would later become known as Fobbit.

David Abrams was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Jackson, Wyoming. He earned a BA in English from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He now lives in Butte, Montana with his wife.

 


 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
521 S Main St
Moscow, ID 83843
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Brave Deeds Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802126863
Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - August 1st, 2017

From Fobbit author David Abrams, Brave Deeds is a compelling novel of war, brotherhood, and America. Spanning eight hours, the novel follows a squad of six AWOL soldiers as they attempt to cross war-torn Baghdad on foot to attend the funeral of their leader, Staff Sergeant Rafe Morgan.


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Fobbit Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780802120328
Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - September 4th, 2012

"Fobbit" \ fa-bit\, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, esp. during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative.