Where do soldiers belong after their homecoming?
In THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel reconnects with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion—the same men whose tour he shadowed during the Iraq War as chronicled in his previous book, THE GOOD SOLDIERS.
Now Finkel has followed them as they’ve returned home and struggled to reintegrate into their family lives and into American society at large.
"In a series of interconnected stories, Finkel follows a handful of soldiers and their spouses through the painful, sometimes-fatal process of reintegration into American society. The author gives a cleareyed, frightening portrayal of precisely what it is like to suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury and what it is like to have the specter of suicide whispering into your ear every day." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Told in crisp, unsentimental prose and supplemented with excerpts from soldiers’ diaries, medical reports, e-mails, and text messages, their stories give new meaning to the costs of service—and to giving thanks." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"It is impossible not to be moved, outraged, and saddened by these stories, and Finkel’s deeply personal brand of narrative journalism is both heart-breaking and gut-wrenching in its unflinching honesty." —Booklist (starred review)
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE will be available this October from Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Sarah Crichton Books.