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ISBN-10: 1951082052
ISBN-13: 9781951082055
Publisher: Cune Press
Publish Date: 03/08/2022
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 5.90" W, 0.50" H

Jinwar and Other Stories

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Overview

Alex Poppe’s characters celebrate the fragile grandeur of living an independent life in the aftermath of violence. Deeply rooted in place, these stories are about identity, hope, and redemption as fierce and flawed women rebuild their lives in the wake of war. The young women sparking through these pages are surprising, funny, and devastating: the essence of womanhood.

The title piece, “Jinwar,” is a funny, yet heartbreaking story of an American woman who survived rape in the military, was denied due process, and found herself working in a food truck shaped like a hot dog during the Kavanaugh hearings.

Her struggle to rebuild her life takes her across the globe to the Middle East, to Jinwar, an all-female village in Rojava, northeastern Syria. Here, survivors of war, patriarchy, and genocide un-make violence and search for ways to heal.

Timely and prescient, Jinwar is a story for the #YesAllWoman world.

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Poppe's Jinwar and Other Stories is populated by expats and ex-marines, teenage seekers, suffering mothers, and women on the margins, a fearless-yet-wounded cast of heroines who roam in order to reassemble their lives. Poppe takes the reader through the gritty paces of service jobs, hospital procedures and embed missions with stunning, gruesome detail. Visceral and propulsive, JINWAR is alive with the aftermath of war, the physical imperatives of pain and need, all while illuminating the specialized tragedy of cultures embroiled in sexist ideology and overt violence. In irreverent and cutting prose, Poppe taps into the absurd hypocrisy of unfit men in power, and questions, ultimately, what it means to care and be cared for in a world that aims to rip you apart. Poppe's voice is an antidote. This is one hyper-astute, deadly funny, entirely consequential collection.

–Kate Wisel, Driving in Cars with Homeless Men, 2019 Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize


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ISBN-10: 1951082052
ISBN-13: 9781951082055
Publisher: Cune Press
Publish Date: 03/08/2022
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 5.90" W, 0.50" H
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