You Know When the Men Are Gone

You Know When the Men Are Gone Cover

You Know When the Men Are Gone

By Siobhan Fallon

G.P. Putnam's Sons, Paperback, 9780451234391, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2012

"Gripping, straight-up, no-nonsense stories about American soldiers and their families . . . simple, tough, and true." "-- The New York Times"
"Fascinating." -"- O, the Oprah Magazine
Through fiction of dazzling skill and astonishing emotional force, Siobhan Fallon welcomes readers into the American army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where U.S. soldiers prepare to fight, and where their families are left to cope after the men are gone. They'll meet a wife who discovers unsettling secrets when she hacks into her husband's email, and a teenager who disappears as her mother fights cancer. There is the foreign born wife who has tongues wagging over her late hours, and the military intelligence officer who plans a covert mission against his own home.

Powerful, singular, and unforgettable, these stories will resonate deeply with readers and mark the debut of a new talent of tremendous note.

About the Author
Siobhan Fallon lived at Fort Hood for three years while her husband, a majorin the Army, was deployed to Iraq for two tours of duty. She earned her MFA at the New School in New York City.