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Waiting for Eden

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
“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

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"With Waiting for Eden, Elliot Ackerman tells a story that cuts straight to the heart of the human condition. His sentences are elegant in their concision and directness, and they reveal as much about grief, love, and our duties to each other as any book I can recall reading. It’s a bold, ambitious project even in its most quiet moments, for it asks no less than where we draw the line around the inherent value of human life. This is a devastatingly sad and compassionate piece of work. Extraordinary." - Kevin Powers


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Hardback Editions

November 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Waiting for Eden (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 1-68324-978-X / 978-1-68324-978-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Waiting for Eden: A novel
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 1-101-94739-X / 978-1-101-94739-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: Waiting for Eden
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 1-101-97156-8 / 978-1-101-97156-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Waiting for Eden: A Novel
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Waiting for Eden: A Novel
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Waiting for Eden: A novel
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Vintage
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