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Matt Young: Eat the Apple (Third Thursday!)

Join us as we welcome Olympia resident Matt Young talk about his new book, Eat the Apple: A Memoir (Bloomsbury). It is also downtown Olympia's first Third Thursday event! We will be open until 9:00 PM.

Listen to Maureen Corrigan's review of Matt's book on Fresh Air.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Eat the Apple is a daring, twisted, and darkly hilarious story of American youth and masculinity in an age of continuous war. Matt Young joined the Marine Corps at age eighteen after a drunken night culminating in wrapping his car around a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases charged with making him a Marine. Young survived the training and then not one, not two, but three deployments to Iraq, where the testosterone, danger, and stakes for him and his fellow grunts were dialed up a dozen decibels. 

With its kaleidoscopic array of literary forms, from interior dialogues to infographics to prose passages that read like poetry, Young's narrative powerfully mirrors the multifaceted nature of his experience. Visceral, ironic, self-lacerating, and ultimately redemptive, Young's story drops us unarmed into Marine Corps culture and lays bare the absurdism of twenty-first-century war, the manned-up vulnerability of those on the front lines, and the true, if often misguided, motivations that drive a young man to a life at war.

Searing in its honesty, tender in its vulnerability, and brilliantly written, Eat the Apple is a modern war classic in the making and a powerful coming-of-age story that maps the insane geography of our times.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Matt Young holds an MA in Creative Writing from Miami University and is the recipient of fellowships with Words After War and the Carey Institute for Global Good. His work can be found in Tin House, Word Riot, the Rumpus,  Consequence, and elsewhere. He is a combat veteran, and lives in Olympia, Washington, where he teaches writing. 

Event date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
107 Capitol Way N
Olympia, WA 98501
Eat the Apple Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632869500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 27th, 2018

image created by sara mcnally | constellation & co | seattle, wa
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