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Eat the apple

Author: Matt Young
Publisher: London, England : Bloomsbury, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A gut-wrenching, beautiful memoir which explores toxic masculinity and the devastating consequences of war on one impressionable young soldier Matt Young joined the Marine Corps aged eighteen, after a drunken night that culminated in him crashing his car into a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases of California. Young survived training and then three deployments to Iraq as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Matt Young
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Young
ISBN: 9781408888292 1408888297 9781632869500 1632869500 9781408888285 1408888289
OCLC Number: 1030589952
Description: 251 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Matt Young.

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A gut-wrenching, beautiful memoir which explores toxic masculinity and the devastating consequences of war on one impressionable young soldier Matt Young joined the Marine Corps aged eighteen, after a drunken night that culminated in him crashing his car into a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases of California. Young survived training and then three deployments to Iraq as an infantryman. Eat the Apple is the searing and honest response to those years. Visceral, ironic, self-lacerating and ultimately redemptive, Young's story drops us unarmed into Marine Corps culture and lays bare the vulnerability of those on the front lines and the true, if often misguided, motivations that drove a young man to a life at war. Tender and brilliantly written, Eat the Apple is a powerful coming-of-age story that explores toxic masculinity and maps the insane geography of our times.

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Raw and powerful ... It's strictly categorised as a memoir, but Young attempts something much more formally daring ... Remarkable * Observer * Inventive, unsparing, irreverent and consistently Read more...

 
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