Falcons on the Floor by Justin Sirois

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Falcons on the Floor

a novel by Justin Sirois
300 pages
5.25 x 8″
Official release: March 2012
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On the eve of the first siege of Fallujah, Salim and Khalil decide their best chance of survival is to flee up the Euphrates river.

They were wrong.


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Advance Praise:
Falcons on the Floor is the rare novel about war that re-humanizes everyone involved. Through excellent writing and a deep understanding of what occupation does, to civilians and soldiers alike, Sirois and Alshujairy take the reader on a deeply personal journey where we are shown how and why war should be avoided at all cost.
Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone

Sirois disproves that art has no place during times of war. He illuminates the absurdities and complexities of war, details a ravaged, gorgeous landscape and the hearts of men in a way only a novel can do. Compelling, heartfelt, intelligent — Falcons on the Floor shows us how young men, all over this sad planet, become pawns in a world beyond their control.
Paula Bomer, author of Baby and Other Stories

The battle of Fallujah seen on the ground by Iraqis. Two young men slip out of the city under siege to walk through desert patrolled by Coalition commandos to Ramadi. Two young men with conflicting appraisals of the situation, and with the loyalties and lusts of youth and hopeless hopes. The writing of this complex novel makes it a lyrical and sensuous poem – an astonishing and mesmerizing book.
Alphonso Lingis, philosopher and author of The First Person Singular and Body Transformations

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