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  • ISBN: 052543593X
  • ISBN: 9780525435938
  • ISBN: 0525520139
  • ISBN: 9780525520139
  • Physical Description: 317 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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"Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share a passion for Edward Albee and ecstasy and fall hard and fast in love. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York, and he flunks out of school and joins the army. Desperate to keep their relationship alive, they marry before he ships out to Iraq. But as an army medic, he is unprepared for the grisly reality that awaits him. His fellow soldiers smoke; they huff computer duster; they take painkillers; they watch porn. And many of them die. He and Emily try to make their long-distance marriage work, but when he returns from Iraq, his PTSD is profound, and the drugs on the street have changed. The opioid crisis is beginning to swallow up the Midwest. Soon he is hooked on heroin, and so is Emily. They attempt a normal life, but with their money drying up, he turns to the one thing he thinks he could be really good at--robbing banks. Hammered out on a typewriter, Cherry marks the arrival of a raw, bleakly hilarious, and surprisingly poignant voice straight from the dark heart of America"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: n-us-oh
Veterans Fiction
Iraq War, 2003-2011 Fiction
Post-traumatic stress disorder Fiction
Bank robberies Fiction
Drug addicts Fiction
Opioid abuse Fiction
Codependents Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Identity (Psychology) Fiction
Cleveland (Ohio) Fiction
FICTION Literary
FICTION War & Military
Bank robberies
Drug addicts
Identity (Psychology)
Genre: Black humor (Literature)
Social problem fiction.
Romance fiction.
Black humor.
Love stories.
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