AOT #107: Frances Richey Podcasts The Warrior: A Mother’s Story of a Son at War

May 5, 2008 by  
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Frances Richey The Warrior: A Mother's Story of a Son at War

Frances Richey reads from and discusses The Warrior: A Mother’s Story of a Son at War, her stunning, urgent, and heart-wrenching memoir, written in verse, about a mother who sees her son, a Green Beret and captain in the Army, go off for two tours of duty in Iraq. The Warrior centers around a mother’s love for her son, a son from whom she feels distant both literally and metaphorically, for she is a liberal who is against the war, but who realizes that she needs to accept and support the choice her son has made, and to try to understand what has drawn him to the military life. The poems explore the agonizing process of a mother who is always saying goodbye to her son, missing her son, praying for her son, waiting for her son to come home.

($21.95) Viking ISBN #978-0-670-01961-8. You can visit Frances Richey’s official web site as well.

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