Eat the Apple (Paperback)
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Eat the Apple (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 18/04/2019
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'Matt Young has written the Iliad of the Iraq War ... This book will strengthen your heart and soul' Tim Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Matt Young joined the Marine Corps aged eighteen, after a drunken night that culminated in him crashing his car into a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases of California. Young survived training and then three deployments to Iraq as an infantryman. Eat the Apple is the response to those years. Visceral, ironic, self-lacerating and ultimately redemptive, Young's story drops us unarmed into Marine Corps culture and lays bare the vulnerability of those on the front lines and the motivations that drove a young man to a life at war. Inventive and unputdownable, Eat the Apple is a powerful coming-of-age story about the devastating consequences of war.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408888254
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Raw and powerful ... It's strictly categorised as a memoir, but Young attempts something much more formally daring ... Remarkable * Observer *
Inventive, unsparing, irreverent and consistently entertaining * New York Times *
Uncompromising. Page after page slices close to the bone with both stylistic and structural swagger * Elliot Ackerman, author of Green on Blue *
By turns hilarious and wrenching - and shot through with moments of piercing wisdom - Eat the Apple casts a kind of hypnotic spell that holds the reader until the last page ... Read this book * Scott Anderson, author of Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East *
Matt Young has written the Iliad of the Iraq war - searing as the desert sun, powerful as a rocket-propelled grenade ... This book will strengthen your heart and soul * Tim Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award *
A standout ... Fresh, invigorating, and brutally honest in a scorched-earth kind of way. Eat the Apple scrapes the landscape of memory raw until it bleeds, and that's what puts it head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd * David Abrams, author of Fobbit *

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