The Jesus He Deserved — A Reprobate / GobQ Book

The Jesus He Deserved, & Other Stories of War & of Returning

Sean Davis, Matthew Robinson, and Jacob Meeks

Publication Date: December 7, 2018
Trade paper; 273 pages; 7" x 5"
ISBN: 978-1-64204-581-9

"Returned veterans are becoming writers and artists. And American stories are changing. The Jesus He Deserved tells the tales of the wars our soldiers fight at home before they fight abroad and once that battle has ended. Each holds the conscience of the world right now. Each shows how someone who has seen too much death can recover into life. I fell into these absorbing, artful stories and didn't want to unfall."
Sally K Lehman, author, In The Fat; editor, War Stories 2016 & 2017

"The Jesus He Deserved is about being a soldier. Three distinct voices speak for a generation about the new kind of war, trying to patch up the aftermath of modern warfare—and the old kind fought alone when soldiers return home. This book is going to live in my backpack, pages curled and worn, to be brought out when the ache of being human needs some company, when I need to soldier on."
Jessica Standifird, co-editor, War Stories 2016 & 2017

"Robinson's clear-eyed account of a band of young soldiers stationed in Iraq is remorseless yet compassionate, bone-dry yet fierce as the desert winds. Their voices linger long after the book is closed: you will not forget them."
Diana Abu-Jaber, author, Birds of Paradise

"Run, don't walk to buy The Wax Bullet War. Sean Davis has opened up the soldier's story wide enough for all of our humanity to emerge—messy, beautiful, chaotic, tender, violent, loving. The territory between soldier and artist is breath-taking."
Lidia Yuknavitch, author, The Chronology of Water and The Book of Joan

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$28.00 incl. postage (1 copy outside US-Canada)


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