Fire & Forget: Short Stories from the Long War

"Searing stories from the war zones of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the USA by warrior writers. Fire and Forget is about not forgetting. It is a necessary collection, necessary to write, necessary to read."
–E.L. Doctorow

"I've been waiting for this book for a decade. I laughed, shouted, and cried while reading this kaleidoscopic collection. So many facets of war and the people who do our fighting are covered here. Fire and Forget is a literary history of this latest period of American wars. It's a profound and telling work of art."
–Anthony Swofford

"A diverse anthology on our long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan united by the extraordinary talents of its authors. These stories are exceptional."
–Kevin Powers

"A resonant, moving collection of stories from writers who know firsthand about the incongruous beauty and constant tragedy of war."
–Nathaniel Fick

"'War stories are almost never about war unless they're told by someone who was never there,' Jacob Siegel writes in the opening story of this superb collection. What's especially valuable here is to be reminded how deeply 'war stories' have penetrated American culture... From Siobhan Fallon's moving anatomy of what a waiting spouse has to look forward to after her husband's third deployment, to Brian Van Reet's brilliant gloss on Hemingway's 'Big Two-Hearted River,' these stories mark the territory of Return, in a manner both rich and essential."
–Anthony Giardina

Selected Works

Youngblood provides a startling new dimension to both the moral complexity of war and its psychological toll.
Based on the blog which the U.S. Army shut down in June 2008, Kaboom is a sardonic, unnerving, one-of-a-kind Iraq war memoir.
Fiction anthology