Cherry: A novel

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"Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share a passion for Edward Albee and ecstasy and fall hard and fast in love. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York, and he flunks out of school and joins the army. Desperate to keep their relationship alive, they marry before he ships out to Iraq. But as an army medic, he is unprepared for the grisly reality that awaits him. His fellow soldiers smoke; they huff computer duster; they take painkillers; they watch porn. And many of them die. He and Emily try to make their long-distance marriage work, but when he returns from Iraq, his PTSD is profound, and the drugs on the street have changed. The opioid crisis is beginning to swallow up the Midwest. Soon he is hooked on heroin, and so is Emily. They attempt a normal life, but with their money drying up, he turns to the one thing he thinks he could be really good at--robbing banks. Hammered out on a typewriter, Cherry marks the arrival of a raw, bleakly hilarious, and surprisingly poignant voice straight from the dark heart of America"--
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subject_facetBank robberies -- Fiction
Black humor
Drug addicts -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Fiction
Love stories
Veterans -- Fiction
title_displayCherry
title_fullCherry / Nico Walker
Cherry A novel
title_shortCherry
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topic_facetBank robberies
Drug addicts
Fiction
Identity (Psychology)
Iraq War, 2003-2011
Literature
Mystery
Veterans