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David Abrams

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David Abrams is the author of the novels Brave Deeds (Grove/Atlantic, 2017) and Fobbit (Grove/Atlantic, 2012). Fobbit was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, an Indie Next pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a Montana Honor Book, and a finalist for the L.A. Times’ Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. Abrams' short stories have appeared in Esquire, Glimmer Train, Narrative, Salamander, Connecticut Review, The Greensboro Review, The Missouri Review, The North Dakota Review and many other publications. He retired from active-duty after serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years, a career which took him to Alaska, Texas, Georgia, the Pentagon, and Iraq. His blog, The Quivering Pen, can be found at: http://www ...more

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David Abrams I am currently working on another novel set in Iraq. It's a little more serious in nature than the satirical "Fobbit," but addresses many of the same…moreI am currently working on another novel set in Iraq. It's a little more serious in nature than the satirical "Fobbit," but addresses many of the same themes: war, authority, and identity. The plot in a nutshell: Six soldiers make their way on foot across Baghdad on an odyssey to attend the memorial service for their platoon sergeant, recently killed in an IED attack.

UPDATE: After writing this answer all those years ago, I realized I didn't come back with the followup: The aforementioned novel set in Iraq was published in August 2017 as BRAVE DEEDS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...(less)
David Abrams 1. Never give up.
2. Always evolve, always improve.
3. Write when you feel like it.
4. Write when you don't feel like it.
5. Take all writing advice with…more
1. Never give up.
2. Always evolve, always improve.
3. Write when you feel like it.
4. Write when you don't feel like it.
5. Take all writing advice with a grain of salt.(less)
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Front Porch Books is a monthly tally of new and forthcoming booksmainly advance review copies (aka “uncorrected proofs” and “galleys”)I’ve received from publishers. Cover art and opening lines may change before the book is finally released. I should also mention that, in nearly every case, I haven’t had a chance to read these books, but they’re definitely going in the to-be-read pile.



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