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New Letters on the Air: Matthew Eck

Named one of the top five writers under 35 to watch by the National Book Foundation in 2008, Matthew Eck discusses his novel, "The Farther Shore," touted by Salon as "the first great war novel of our generation." By New Letters on the Air


Kansas City, MO – Set in an unnamed location during an unnamed war, the novel unflinchingly describes the life of soldiers on a reconnaissance mission. Eck himself enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1992 and served in Somalia and Haiti before returning to the U.S. to earn degrees in literature and creative writing.

here until November 25, 2009.

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