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"Beautiful, brutal, and moving, Ryan Stovall's Black Snowflakes is critical reading from a perspective that is almost never articulated with such astonishing raw honesty." — Phil Klay, National Book Award winning author of Redeployment


A primer serving to facilitate dialogue between those who have experienced the crushing arms of war and those who have not, at its foundation Black Snowflakes presupposes that many issues veterans face when reintegrating come not from the veteran’s traumas but from the hypocrisies inherent to American civilian culture itself. As such Black Snowflakes represents an invaluable reference for both civilians seeking to understand and for veterans hoping to explain.

Black Snowflakes Smothering a Torch

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