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Cherry

Author: Nico Walker
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [Movie tie-in editionView all editions and formats
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"Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share a passion for Edward Albee and ecstasy and fall hard and fast in love. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York, and he flunks out of school and joins the army. Desperate to keep their relationship alive, they marry before he ships out to Iraq. But as an army medic, he is unprepared for the grisly reality that awaits  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black humor
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nico Walker
ISBN: 0593315480 9780593315484
OCLC Number: 1233030516
Description: 317 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Nico Walker

Abstract:

"Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share a passion for Edward Albee and ecstasy and fall hard and fast in love. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York, and he flunks out of school and joins the army. Desperate to keep their relationship alive, they marry before he ships out to Iraq. But as an army medic, he is unprepared for the grisly reality that awaits him. His fellow soldiers smoke; they huff computer duster; they take painkillers; they watch porn. And many of them die. He and Emily try to make their long-distance marriage work, but when he returns from Iraq, his PTSD is profound, and the drugs on the street have changed. The opioid crisis is beginning to swallow up the Midwest. Soon he is hooked on heroin, and so is Emily. They attempt a normal life, but with their money drying up, he turns to the one thing he thinks he could be really good at--robbing banks."--‡c Provided by publisher.

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