Jesse Goolsby - I’d Walk With My Friends If I Could Find Them

Premiere DateJun 20, 2015
00:00 Book Talk Intro – DJ Kory
04:08 “Bolas” – No Joy
07:24 Interview with Jesse Goolsby Part 1
25:17 “Burial In Twos” – No Joy
28:29 Interview with Jesse Goolsby Part 2
51:53 “Everything New” – No Joy
55:43 Book Talk Outro – DJ Kory
57:20 “I Am An Eye Machine” – No Joy
61:44 Finish

In this powerful debut novel, three American soldiers haunted by their actions in Afghanistan, search for absolution and human connection in family and civilian life. Wintric Ellis joins the Army as soon as he graduates from high school, saying goodbye to his girlfriend, Kristen, and to the backwoods California town whose borders have always been the limits of their horizon. Deployed in Afghanistan two years into a directionless war, he struggles to find his bearings in a place where allies could, at any second, turn out to be foes. Two seasoned soldiers, Dax and Torres, take Wintric under their wing.

Together, these three men face an impossible choice: risk death or commit a harrowing act of war. The aftershocks echo long after each returns home to a transfigured world, where his own children may fear to touch him and his nightmares still hold sway.

Jesse Goolsby Upcoming Readings:
– 06/25 Books-A-Million – Tallahassee, FL – 6:00 pm
– 06/29 A Cappella Books – Atlanta, GA – 7:00 pm
– 07/02 Margie’s Book Nook – Susanville, CA – 1:00 pm
– 07/03 Books & Beyond – Chester, CA – 4:00 pm
– 07/04 Georgia Public Radio Two Way Street – Atlanta, GA – 11:00 am
– 07/07 Powell’s Books – Portland, OR – 7:00 pm
– 07/08 Auntie’s Bookstore – Spokane, WA – 7:00 pm
– 07/10 Third Place Books – Lake Forest Park, WA – 6:30 pm
– 07/13 Copperfield’s Books – Sebastopol, CA – 7:00 pm
– 07/14 Book Passage – San Francisco, CA – 7:00 pm
– 07/21 Sewanee Writers’ Conference – Sewanee, TN – 3:00 pm
– 08/07 Mendocino Coast Writers Conference – Fort Bragg, CA – 12:00 pm

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…

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