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Pretty Much True... #2020

Pretty Much True I smell yoru shirt sometimes but not foten Mia writes those slurred keyboard strokes the only connection to her deployed boyfriend whom she sees everywhere and nowhere in their small military town

  • Title: Pretty Much True...
  • Author: Kristen J. Tsetsi
  • ISBN: 9780982782262
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pretty Much True... By Kristen J. Tsetsi, I smell yoru shirt sometimes, but not foten, Mia writes, those slurred keyboard strokes the only connection to her deployed boyfriend, whom she sees everywhere and nowhere in their small military town A former English professor, Mia passes the time working as a cab driver, mulling over the intricacies of her encounters with others who are affected by the war her dramat I smell yoru shirt sometimes, but not foten, Mia writes, those slurred keyboard strokes the only connection to her deployed boyfriend, whom she sees everywhere and nowhere in their small military town A former English professor, Mia passes the time working as a cab driver, mulling over the intricacies of her encounters with others who are affected by the war her dramatic future mother in law, who eats bad news for breakfast a charismatic alcoholic who may have been a medic in Vietnam a pragmatic but secretive longtime Army wife and a soldier who found a way to stay home Pretty Much True is the war story that s seldom told the loss and love in every hour of deployment, and a painfully intimate portrait of lives spent waiting in the spaces between.

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      Published :2020-03-06T03:09:16+00:00

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    1. A hypnotic, powerful account of a young woman s struggle to keep a grip on her mental on emotional stability during her boyfriend s deployment to Iraq Instead of an unreliable narrator, Mia is a narrator whose unembroidered honesty is at times almost too much to bear The reader watches, fascinated, horrified, as all the certainties of her life erode by increments, warping her life and all her relationships How far will it go Will she be able to pull out of her tailspin Author Kristen Tsetsi hers [...]

    2. Kristen J Tsetsi is a hell of a writer Her book is edgy and full of suppressed emotion Every character in it has an issue and all have some connection to the military soldier, veteran, family, girlfriend Feelings are hidden and suppressed and sublimated throughout the book which made me anxious while reading it How could Mia treat Jake the way she did Obviously, she is afraid of losing him and so she pretends, even to herself, that she doesn t care She pulls away and self medicates cigarettes, b [...]

    3. I love to find a book that breaks free of the limitations of genre and cliched plot Pretty Much True is that kind of book.The story line, that of Mia, a young woman whose boyfriend has been deployed in Iraq, isn t inherently unusual The main character gives this book its uniqueness She is no heroine, and she s neither a flag waver or an antiwar activist She simply stumbles or sleepwalks through each day, sometimes longing for her boyfriend and sometimes hating him.I know from my own experience t [...]

    4. UNFORGETTABLE I got so caught up in this story I forgot myself Kristen J Tsetsi s writing is hypnotic.Her characters sing off the page They pulled me out of the present and dropped me into the driver s seat of Mia s cab as she taxis others around town while her boyfriend is at war.Unlike military wives and mothers, Mia is not privy to the inside news and must rely on others for any scrap of news.Unforgettable Pretty Much True will stay with me for a long timeI am breathless still.Kathleen M Rodg [...]

    5. I reviewed this on my site, so I m going to cheat and post an excerpt I ll be honest this isn t the sort of book I go for, but I ve been trying to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to fiction, and in this case, I m glad I did Pretty Much True challenges the typical definition of a war novel and brings to light an often understated side effect of countries in conflict the families who are left at home to wait in bitter silence while their loved ones fight on the front lines In other words [...]

    6. This story is a core view of the chaos, fear, love and time spent off the ground when someone loved is deployed to a combat zone The title is, no doubt, a good title as the story doesn t seem possible if the author hadn t experienced most of it I appreciate her writing from her soul and find her writing a joy to read, in spite of the angst.

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