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We Pierce: A Novel

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We Pierce is the heartbreaking story of two brothers. One brother, Smith, goes to war. The other brother, Sam, stays home and protests against the war. A true believer in his country, Smith leads a tank company into battle in Iraq during the first Gulf War. Sam, an aspiring writer who is as much a rebel as his older brother is a natural leader, is busy demonstrating in Tim ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 7th 2004 by Simon & Schuster (first published February 4th 2003)
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Jonathan Briggs
May 08, 2012 Jonathan Briggs rated it did not like it
Here's the only way I can figure it: One day, the boss at Simon & Schuster declared, "I declare today is Slush Pile Day. We shall reach deep into the pile of wannabe manuscripts and pull out one book to be published as is with absolutely no editorial interference." And thus, we have "We Pierce," the story of a Persian Gulf War soldier and his peacenik junkie brother. The only alternative to my Slush Pile Day theory would be that a major publisher just decided to chuck all standards of writin ...more
Nov 10, 2007 Mike rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
This is the story of two brothers. One goes to war during Desert Storm and the other moves to New York to try to be a writer. The book follows each as they try to make the best of their situations and the decisions they have made. One brother deals with the brutality of war, while the other struggles to give his life some sort of meaning and battles with addiction.

Overall, I liked it. I especially appreciated the new perspective it gave me on the first Gulf War. My memory of that conflict, whic
Greg Fox
Jun 29, 2009 Greg Fox rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the way this guy writes.
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