In 2008, Nathan Deuel, a former editor at Rolling Stone and the Village Voice, and his wife, a National Public Radio foreign correspondent, moved to the deeply Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to see for themselves what was happening in the Middle East. There they had a daughter, and later, while his wife filed reports from Baghdad and Syria, car bombs erupted and one night a firefight raged outside the familyas apartment in Beirut. Their marriage strained, and they struggled with the decision to stay or go home. At once a meditation on fatherhood, an unusual memoir of a war correspondentas spouse, and a first-hand account from the front lines of the most historic events of recent daysathe Arab Spring, the end of the Iraq war, and the unrest in SyriaaFriday Was the Bomb is a searing collection of timely and absorbing essays.Another time, on Craigslist, a search for aoceana gave mea dark twobedroom in BayRidge, aright near a Crab Shack! ... a day to get here from the southern tip of Manhattan through the brush and the forest and required a boat tocross the river. ... I wrote thewoman andtold herI couldna#39;tbelieve itandsurely it mustbe takenand then shewrote tosayI could have it, and oh, bythe way, incaseweliked it, it was for sale.
|Title||:||Friday Was the Bomb|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2014-05-13|