Fobbit

By David Abrams; David Drummond (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, MP3 CD, 9781452659558)

Publication Date: September 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2012 Indie Next List
“Fobbit: U.S. Army employee stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base. Abrams tells the tale of the military paper pushers and cubicle workers who take refuge at the base outside of Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Fobbit life is portrayed in a witty and realistic retelling of military life, giving the reader a unique perspective on the brutality of war. Funny, captivating, and intelligent, Abrams' tale is based on his 20 years of experience in the Army.”
-- Rachel Kelly, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '12 Reading Group List


Description

David Abrams's darkly humorous debut reveals a behind-the-scenes portrait of the real Iraq war.




About the Author

David Abrams served in the U.S. Army for twenty years, and was deployed to Iraq in 2005 as part of a public affairs team. He was named the Department of Defense's Military Journalist of the Year in 1994 and has received several other military commendations. His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Narrative, Salamander, and other literary magazines. He lives in Butte, Montana. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks for Tantor, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, from fantasy to military, and from thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.




Praise For Fobbit

"This novel nails the comedy and the pathos, the boredom and the dread, crafting the Iraq War's answer to Catch-22." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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