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Waiting for Eden

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"Patiently, and unflinchingly, Ackerman is becoming one of the great poet laureates of America's tragic adventurism across the globe." —Pico Iyer
Eden lies in a hospital bed, unable to move or speak. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his room. We see them through the eyes of Eden's best friend, a fellow Marine who didn't make it back home—and who must relive the secrets held between all three of them as he waits for Eden to finally, mercifully die and join him in whatever comes after.

A breathtakingly spare and shattering novel that explores the unseen aftereffects—and unacknowledged casualties—of war, Waiting for Eden is a piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and love.

"The Tim O'Brien of our era." —Vogue

"Devastating." —The Wall Street Journal

"Haunting. . . . Daring." —The Boston Globe

"Heart-wrenching." —NPR

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 25, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101947401
  • Release date: September 25, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781101947401
  • File size: 897 KB
  • Release date: September 25, 2018

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

"Patiently, and unflinchingly, Ackerman is becoming one of the great poet laureates of America's tragic adventurism across the globe." —Pico Iyer
Eden lies in a hospital bed, unable to move or speak. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his room. We see them through the eyes of Eden's best friend, a fellow Marine who didn't make it back home—and who must relive the secrets held between all three of them as he waits for Eden to finally, mercifully die and join him in whatever comes after.

A breathtakingly spare and shattering novel that explores the unseen aftereffects—and unacknowledged casualties—of war, Waiting for Eden is a piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and love.

"The Tim O'Brien of our era." —Vogue

"Devastating." —The Wall Street Journal

"Haunting. . . . Daring." —The Boston Globe

"Heart-wrenching." —NPR

Expand title description text