Life During Wartime

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C&r Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.52 inches | 0.64 pounds

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About the Author
Katie Rogin grew up in a family of art dealers, fiction writers and journalists. She wrote for ABC's One Life to Live for which she won a Writer's Guild of America award. She wrote and directed the short film In a Blue Mood which screened at Urbanworld and the Austin Film Festival. She also wrote the historical PC game, SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour. Her writing has appeared in VICE, PANK, Intellectual Refuge, Quartz, The Rumpus, The Chattahoochee Review, The Millions, The Brooklyn Rail, Terrain, Streetlight and Sports Illustrated. A native New Yorker, she lives in Brooklyn.

Katie Rogin's riveting debut, Life During Wartime, is a smoking, sun-drenched portrait of a nation at war with itself. Set during the 2008 financial crisis, Rogin's story of the desperate search for a missing combat veteran explodes into a searing social commentary that resembles, in scope and ambition, Robert Stone's Vietnam-era work. It's a powerful, wrenching, thoroughly necessary book.

-- Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant

Life During Wartime is a novel of enormous breadth and humanity. Rogin writes with a cool grace, of a world that is as limitless as it is pitiless, and her characters, individual masterpieces, seduce readers with nihilistic allure.

-- John Reed, author of Snowball's Chance and Free Boat: Collected Lies and Love Poems

Life During Wartime is a meditation, a mystery, a road trip, and a quest for understanding. It's also a very compelling examination of how trauma--for better or worse--becomes the lens through which we view post-trauma. Katie Rogin has given us a bruised beacon of light in a time of darkness.

-- Patrick Ryan, author of The Dream Life of Astronauts and Send Me