Restless Souls

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Pub Date: 04/24/2018

Pages: 256

Publisher: Ig Publishing

Imprint: Ig Publishing

ISBN 13: 9781632460660

ISBN 10: 1632460661

Price: $16.95

Category: FICTION / Psychological

Restless Souls

By Sheehan Dan

Price: $16.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Set in the early-mid 1990’s, RESTLESS SOULS tells the story of the friendship between three wayward Irish lads in their late twenties. After three years under siege in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War, Tom returns to Dublin a brittle, haunted shell of his former self, suffering from severe PTSD. Karl and Gus meet him at the airport, knowing they’re unqualified to help their best friend yet determined to somehow see him through the darkness. Grasping at straws, they embark on a journey for an unlikely cure on the other side of the world, an experimental PTSD clinic on the California coast called RESTLESS SOULS. A wry, shambolic road trip that’s at turns tremendously moving and darkly funny, Restless Souls wrestles with larger themes and meditations on grief and PTSD, and on the way our memories simultaneously comfort and restrict us from growing up and moving on. Author Dan Sheehan skillfully moves between ribald humor and aching pathos to ask a question we can all relate to: in the process of growing up, how do we not also grow apart?

About the Book

A moving and darkly funny meditation on friendship, the emotional ravages of war, and the way our memories simultaneously comfort and restrict us from growing up and moving on.

Author

Dan Sheehan received his MFA from University College Dublin, and his fiction and non-fiction have appeared in numerous American, British and Irish newspapers and journals, including TriQuarterly, Guernica, Electric Literature, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Notes From The Underground, and Icarus, for the 60th anniversary of which he also served as editor-in-chief. His work has also been anthologized in New Tricks With Matches (2012) and in the Doire Press International Short Story Anthology (2013). He currently works as an editor at LitHub.com and lives with his wife, the writer Tea Obreht, in Brooklyn.