From the Land of Genesis by Stephen J. O'Shea
From the Land of Genesis is a profound collection of short stories centered on veterans whose lives have been permanently affected by the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. Based on research and interviews that O’Shea conducted himself, these interwoven stories offer insight to the struggles that veterans face upon returning home. However, the stories also feature glimpses of hope amidst the despairing truths that make for beautiful stories veterans can relate to, and for civilian readers to experience vicariously the extremes of the human condition.
Publication Date: November 17, 2020
A Virtual Author Talk with Stephen J. O'Shea
“Investigating the loss of the self after combat and the human fallout of modern warfare, O'Shea takes us on a journey that is illuminating, heart-breaking and unforgettable."
Dr. Beatrice Colin, author of To Capture what we Cannot Keep and The Glimmer Palace
"These are unflinching stories of struggle, but also of hard-won hope and reconciliation. Expertly told, they take their deserved place in a rich American tradition of post-combat trauma and redemption. O’Shea’s tales of damage and healing are beautifully observed microcosms of the wider story of our deeply wounded time: this collection is a vital, compelling and compassionate response to it."
Wayne Price, author of Furnace