Waiting for Eden
by
 
Ackerman, Elliot

Title
Waiting for Eden
 
A novel

Author
Ackerman, Elliot

Subject
Literature
 
Fiction

Description
“Patiently, and unflinchingly, Ackerman is becoming one of the great poet laureates of America’s tragic adventurism across the globe.” —Pico Iyer Eden lies in a hospital bed, unable to move or speak. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his room. We see them through the eyes of Eden’s best friend, a fellow Marine who didn’t make it back home—and who must relive the secrets held between all three of them as he waits for Eden to finally, mercifully die and join him in whatever comes after.   A breathtakingly spare and shattering novel that explores the unseen aftereffects—and unacknowledged casualties—of war, Waiting for Eden is a piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and love.   “The Tim O’Brien of our era.” —Vogue “Devastating.” —The Wall Street Journal “Haunting. . . . Daring.” —The Boston Globe “Heart-wrenching.” —NPR

Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
 
Vintage

Date
2018/09/25

Digital Format
HTML
 
ADOBE EPUB
 
KINDLE

Language
English