Consequence: A Memoir (Paperback)
Named one of "8 Books You Need to Read" by Vulture
In 2004, after several months as an interrogator, Eric Fair's call to serve his country has led him to a dark and frightening place. By the time he leaves Iraq after that first deployment, Fair will have participated in or witnessed a variety of aggressive interrogation techniques including sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, exposure, and isolation. Years later, with his health and marriage crumbling, haunted by the role he played in what we now know as "enhanced interrogation," it is Fair's desire to speak out that becomes a key to his survival. Spare and haunting, Eric Fair's memoir urgently questions the very depths of who he, and we as a country, have become.
About the Author
ERIC FAIR is an Army veteran who worked in Iraq as a contract interrogator in 2004. He won a Pushcart prize for his 2012 essay "Consequences," which was published first in Ploughshares and then in Harper's Magazine. His op-eds on interrogation have also been published in The Washington Post and The New York Times. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.