AOT #255: Siobhan Fallon Podcasts You Know When the Men are Gone

February 21, 2011 by  
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Siobhan FallonYou Know When the Men are Gone

Siobhan Fallon reads from and discusses her debut work You Know When the Men are Gone, an unforgettable collection of short stories, reminiscent of the writing of Raymond Carver and Tim O’Brien. There is an army of women waiting for their men to return in Fort Hood, Texas. Through a series of loosely interconnected stories, Fallon takes readers onto the base, inside the homes, into the marriages and families-intimate places not seen in newspaper articles or politicians’ speeches. When you leave Fort Hood, the sign above the gate warns, You’ve Survived the War, Now Survive the Homecoming. It is eerily prescient.

($23.95) Amy Einhorn ISBN #978-0-399-15720-2. You can visit Siobhan Fallon’s official web site as well.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by siobhanmf, Authors On Tour Live. Authors On Tour Live said: New AOT Podcast! Author Siobhan Fallon (@siobhanmf) reads from her debut book "You Know When the Men are Gone." […]

  2. […] This will be one of the most beautiful book stores you have ever seen. You’ll also get to hang out with Charles and Marty, who are the most enthusiastic, loveliest booksellers ever, and you will want to bring them back to your hotel, feed them chocolate, and listen to their author stories all night, they are that wonderful. I got to glimpse two branches of this fab indie—the cavernous, labyrinth, books-in-all-the-nooks one down town (LoDo location), where I got to sign a tremendous stack of You Know When the Men Are Gone, as well as the refitted old theater with the statue of an old man that you will be certain is a real old man (Colfax location). When that old man hasn’t moved a hair from the time you arrived until the time you are about to leave, you might wonder if you ought to alert a clerk that they have a corpse on the premises and wonder if you should really ruin your night by being the bearer of bad news. Fortunately Marty points him out definitively as a statue and the crisis is averted. (Podcast of the reading, minus any mention of the old man, can be found at […]

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