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Matthew Eck

Kansas City, Missouri, author Matthew Eck's excellent novel The Farther Shore is informed by his military experience in Somalia in the 1990s. Four U.S. soldiers, in the ruins of what was once a thriving city, miss their rendezvous with the helicopters sent to extract them and set off on foot in varying states of health as the monsoon season approaches. Taut as piano wire, Eck's prose illuminates scenes with quick, terse glances; the narrator, Stantz, seeks emotional remove from the oppressive ruin and violence of a dying country, and his memories of home are ghostly against the grim, tactile reality Eck unflinchingly depicts. Notable as one of the few war novels produced by a generation raised on Nintendo, it's hard to put down, and it cuts like an infrantryman's knife.

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