Nathan Deuel’s new collection of essays, Friday Was the Bomb, is at once a meditation on fatherhood, an unusual memoir of a war correspondent’s spouse, and a first-hand account from the front lines of the most distorted events of recent days: the Arab Spring, the end of the Iraq war, and unrest in Syria. In this episode, Nathan reads from the collection—a piece titled, “Homeland in My Home Land.”

Praise for Friday Was the Bomb:

“Nathan Deuel’s Friday Was the Bomb is one of the most fascinating accounts we’ve read of an American in the Middle East during the last tumultuous decade.”

“As much as Friday is about living in the Middle East, it’s also a moving autobiographical tale of isolation and fatherhood. Here, Deuel has penned a book about fragility with the robustness of an empathetic essayist and the careful eye of a seasoned journalist.”

And you can read our review of the book here.


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