Odie Lindsey with WE COME TO OUR SENSES

About the Author

Odie Lindsey's stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, the Iowa Review, Columbia, and the anthology Forty Stories, among others. A veteran, he lives in Nashville.



Lacerating and lyrical, We Come to Our Senses centers on men and women who are affected by combat directly and tangentially, and the ways in which war touches their lives back home. The story Evie M. is about a vet turned office clerk whose petty neuroses derail even her suicide; in 11/19/98 a couple obsesses over sitcoms as a distraction from darker complications; and in Colleen a young woman redeploys to a small town in Mississippi where she must confront the superior who abused her while at war. The story "Hers" is about the sexual politics of a combat zone.

From vets who dream of children to the children of veterans, to the perpetually postwar southern landscape itself, We Come to Our Senses is about the culture and memory of war.

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ISBN: 9780393249606
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 26th, 2016

For readers of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Redeployment, a searing debut exploring the lives of veterans returning to their homes in the South.

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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 5:00pm
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Oxford, MS 38655
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