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You Know When the Men Are Gone

(2011)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Reminiscent of Raymond Carver and Tim O'Brien, an unforgettable collection of intercollected short stories.

In Fort Hood housing, like all army housing, you get used to hearing through the walls... You learn too much. And you learn to move quietly through your own small domain. You also know when the men are gone. No more boots stomping above, no more football games turned up too high, and, best of all, no more front doors slamming before dawn as they trudge out for their early formation, sneakers on metal stairs, cars starting, shouts to the windows above to throw them down their gloves on cold desert mornings. Babies still cry, telephones ring, Saturday morning cartoons screech, but without the men, there is a sense of muted silence, a sense of muted life.

There is an army of women waiting for their men to return in Fort Hood, Texas. Through a series of loosely interconnected stories, Siobhan Fallon takes readers onto the base, inside the homes, into the marriages and families-intimate places not seen in newspaper articles or politicians' speeches.

When you leave Fort Hood, the sign above the gate warns, You've Survived the War, Now Survive the Homecoming. It is eerily prescient.

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Hardback Editions

April 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Author(s): Siobhan Fallon
ISBN: 1-61173-019-8 / 978-1-61173-019-7 (USA edition)
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January 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone
Author(s): Siobhan Fallon
ISBN: 0-399-15720-4 / 978-0-399-15720-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone
Author(s): Siobhan Fallon
ISBN: 0-451-23439-1 / 978-0-451-23439-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone
Author(s): Siobhan Fallon
ISBN: 1-4526-0038-4 / 978-1-4526-0038-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media
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January 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone
Author(s): Siobhan Fallon
ISBN: 1-4526-3038-0 / 978-1-4526-3038-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media
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January 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone
Author(s): Siobhan Fallon
ISBN: 1-4526-5038-1 / 978-1-4526-5038-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone
Author(s): Siobhan Fallon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone
Author(s): Siobhan Fallon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: You Know When the Men Are Gone
Author(s): Siobhan Fallon
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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