RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 809926051 LA English T1 Sparta A1 Robinson, Roxana., PB Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux PP New York YR 2013 SN 0374267707 9780374267704 AB Conrad Farrell's family has no military heritage, but as a classics major at Williams, he saw the sturdy appeal of the Marine ethic: Semper Fidelis came straight from the ancient world, from Sparta, where every citizen doubled as a full-time soldier. When Conrad joined the Marines after college, he expected to further a long tradition of honor, courage, and commitment. Now Conrad has just returned home to Katonah, New York in Westchester County after four years in Iraq, and something has changed in his landscape, something is very wrong. Everything should be fine; he hasn't been shot or wounded by an IED, and he's never had psychological troubles, but as he attempts to reconnect with his girlfriend and find his footing in the civilian world, he has an impossible time adjusting to the people and places he used to love and to a commonplace life of hotel reservations, dinner conversation, long showers, and alone time. As the weeks turn into months, his bitterness only festers, and he begins to fear that his rage, when it comes out, will have irreparable consequences.