The Horse Latitudes, staff pick at Annie Bloom’s Books

The Horse Latitudes by Matthew Robinson (co-editor of The Gravity of the Thing) has been selected as a staff favorite at Annie Bloom‘s Books in Portland, Oregon. Here is an excerpt from Michael Keefe’s review:

“In The Horse Latitudes, Portland writer and military veteran Matthew Robinson writes with seering detail this fictionalized account of his time serving during the Iraq War. Organized as a collection of linked short stories, Robinson closely observes every moment, every breath, every twitch, every word uttered while on security detail in the streets of Baghdad, or on a hotel rooftop, or walking through a field outside the city. The writing is beautiful, tense, spare, violent, fragile, and full of humanity. The Horse Latitudes deserves its place alongside Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried and Kevin Powers’s The Yellow Birds as some of the best writing about the psychology of the modern soldier.”

To learn more about The Horse Latitudes by Matthew Robinson, please click here.

 
 

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