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These Heroic, Happy Dead - Stories

Luke Mogelson

With his harrowing debut, Luke Mogelson provides an unsentimental, unflinching glimpse into the lives of those forever changed by war. Subtle links between these ten powerful stories magnify the consequences of combat for both soldiers and civilians, as the violence experienced abroad echoes through their lives in America. Troubled veterans first introduced as criminals in "To the Lake" and "Visitors" are shown later in "New Guidance" and "Kids," during the deployments that shaped their futures. A seemingly minor soldier in "New Guidance" becomes the protagonist of "A Human Cry," where his alienation from society leads to a shocking confrontation. The fate of a hapless Gulf War veteran who reenlists in "Sea Bass" is revealed in "Peacetime," the story of a New York City medic's struggle with his inurement to calamity . A shady contractor job gone wrong in "A Beautiful Country" is a news item for a reporter in "Total Solar," as he navigates the surreal world of occupied Kabul. Shifting in time and narrative perspective-from the home front to active combat, between experienced leaders, flawed infantrymen, a mother, a child, an Afghan-American translator, and a foreign correspondent--these stories offer a multifaceted examination of the unexpected costs of war. Here is an evocative, deep work that charts the legacy of an unprecedented conflict, and the burdens of those it touched. Written with remarkable empathy and elegance, These Heroic, Happy Dead heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new talent. Read by a Full Cast of Narrators: MacLeod Andrews Kirby Heyborne Sunil Malhotra Jonathan McClain Mark Deakins Amanda Carlin Ryan Gesell Robbie Daymond Danny Campbell Christopher Grove

With his harrowing debut, Luke Mogelson provides an unsentimental, unflinching glimpse into the lives of those forever changed by war. Subtle links between these ten powerful stories magnify the consequences of combat for both soldiers and civilians, as the violence experienced abroad echoes through their lives in America. Troubled veterans first introduced as criminals in "To the Lake" and "Visitors" are shown later in "New Guidance" and "Kids," during the deployments that shaped their futures. A seemingly minor soldier in "New Guidance" becomes the protagonist of "A Human Cry," where his alienation from society leads to a shocking confrontation. The fate of a hapless Gulf War veteran who reenlists in "Sea Bass" is revealed in "Peacetime," the story of a New York City medic's struggle with his inurement to calamity . A shady contractor job gone wrong in "A Beautiful Country" is a news item for a reporter in "Total Solar," as he navigates the surreal world of occupied Kabul. Shifting in time and narrative perspective-from the home front to active combat, between experienced leaders, flawed infantrymen, a mother, a child, an Afghan-American translator, and a foreign correspondent--these stories offer a multifaceted examination of the unexpected costs of war. Here is an evocative, deep work that charts the legacy of an unprecedented conflict, and the burdens of those it touched. Written with remarkable empathy and elegance, These Heroic, Happy Dead heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new talent. Read by a Full Cast of Narrators: MacLeod Andrews Kirby Heyborne Sunil Malhotra Jonathan McClain Mark Deakins Amanda Carlin Ryan Gesell Robbie Daymond Danny Campbell Christopher Grove
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With his harrowing debut, Luke Mogelson provides an unsentimental, unflinching glimpse into the lives of those forever changed by war. Subtle links between these ten powerful stories magnify the consequences of combat for both soldiers and civilians, as the violence experienced abroad echoes through their lives in America. Troubled veterans first introduced as criminals in "To the Lake" and "Visitors" are shown later in "New Guidance" and "Kids," during the deployments that shaped their futures. A seemingly minor soldier in "New Guidance" becomes the protagonist of "A Human Cry," where his alienation from society leads to a shocking confrontation. The fate of a hapless Gulf War veteran who reenlists in "Sea Bass" is revealed in "Peacetime," the story of a New York City medic's struggle with his inurement to calamity . A shady contractor job gone wrong in "A Beautiful Country" is a news item for a reporter in "Total Solar," as he navigates the surreal world of occupied Kabul. Shifting in time and narrative perspective-from the home front to active combat, between experienced leaders, flawed infantrymen, a mother, a child, an Afghan-American translator, and a foreign correspondent--these stories offer a multifaceted examination of the unexpected costs of war. Here is an evocative, deep work that charts the legacy of an unprecedented conflict, and the burdens of those it touched. Written with remarkable empathy and elegance, These Heroic, Happy Dead heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new talent. Read by a Full Cast of Narrators: MacLeod Andrews Kirby Heyborne Sunil Malhotra Jonathan McClain Mark Deakins Amanda Carlin Ryan Gesell Robbie Daymond Danny Campbell Christopher Grove

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

5h 55m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:11