Fire and Forget

Short Stories from the Long War

By Matt Gallagher (Editor); Roy Scranton (Editor); Colum McCann (Foreword by)
(Da Capo Press, Paperback, 9780306821769, 256pp.)

Publication Date: February 2013

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An unprecedented collection of hard-hitting, poignant short stories written by thirteen young veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars

About the Author
Matt Gallagher is a Lead Database Architect at a major Fortune 500 Company. He has 17 years of Oracle experience. He specializes in developing enterprise class database administration and architecture solutions. Matt's experience includes the Oracle Database Appliance, Exadata, Oracle RAC, Data Guard, and ASM. He has done work in the areas of developing solutions for all types of database requirements, including high-availability systems, transactional systems, and decision support systems.

Colum McCann is the author of books including "This Side of Brightness", "Zoli", "Songdogs "and "Let the Great World Spin". He has received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and was named the first winner of the Grace Kelly Memorial Foundation Award and the Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. He lives in New York City.

Monday, Nov 11, 2013

Roy Scranton and Jacob Siegel edited and contributed to the collection of short stories by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They tell Fresh Air about how soldiers cope with the fear of death, and why many soldiers feel conflicted about sharing their experience with a larger audience. More at

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