Opening Lines: 'Fire and Forget,' edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher, with a foreword by Colum McCann

  • Updated: February 23, 2013 - 8:48 PM

“Fire and Forget: Short Stories From the Long War” is an anthology of fiction about war and the aftermath of war, written by 14 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and by one military spouse. The book was edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher (both veterans of the Iraq War), with a foreword by Colum McCann. Here’s how one of the stories — “Poughkeepsie,” by Perry O’Brien — begins:

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