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What you were always trying to avoid was being party to an atrocity: An interview with Michael Pitre

posted July 26, 2015


By Justin Burnell Michael Pitre’s debut novel, Fives and Twenty-fives, delves into a war of endless tedium and Sisyphean roadwork, but there is no boredom. There is only routine, which saves lives, and a fog of death that clouds them. Each day, the soldiers—Pitre joined the Marines in 2002 and was twice deployed to Iraq—find […]


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