Over from his Montana home is novelist and U.S. Army veteran David Abrams with a new novel. He follows his well-received debut, Fobbit, with the powerful Brave Deeds (Black Cat/Grove) - set over eight hours in war-ravaged Baghdad.
“In one very full, very messed up and hair-raising day, Brave Deeds delivers everything we could ever ask for in a novel, no less than birth, death, and all points in between. David Abrams has written a flat-out brilliant book of the Iraq War, one that reads like a compact version of the Odyssey or Going After Cacciato. Soldiers on a journey—it’s one of humankind’s oldest stories, and Abrams has given us the latest dispatch from the field, to stunning effect.”—Ben Fountain.
“Brave Deeds perfectly captures the strange mixture of camaraderie, humor, beauty and brutality experienced by men at war. It reads like a fever dream, like unvarnished documentary truth, and sometimes like both at once.”—Phil Klay.