January 8, 2018

‘Losing Francis: Essays on the Wars at Home' to be released March 1st


Losing Francis: Essays on the Wars at Home will be released by Fomite Press on March 1, 2018.  

Here's what some early readers are saying about this collection:

“Both harrowing and lovely, Losing Francis is a vibrant, indispensable document of life in our time.”  Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant

"A poignant account of one couple's journey through the shadow cast by the death of their son. Inextricably woven into the story is the nefarious reality of the nation's ruinous recent wars. A compelling and insightful book." 
—Mark Karlin, Editor, BuzzFlash at Truthout

“Sommer’s prose often rises to the poetic, his storytelling is poignant yet never sentimental, and his unflinching honesty in relating his son’s life and death leave the reader with a lump in the throat and a righteous anger. Losing Francis will surely take its earned place in the lamentably-large library of great literature of the home front.”
—Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Oklahoma State Poet Laureate 2017-18, author of What I Learned at the War

“Robert F. Sommer has written a remarkably compelling book with boldness and startling passion …. It reverberates and teaches and beyond all else, it rings with hope.” 
—Barry Sanders, author of The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism

“Losing Francis is a lyrical indictment of the historical, political, and cultural forces that keep America at war, and then leave its veterans out in the cold.”
—Max Rayneard, The Telling Project

A portion of the proceeds will support the Francis D. Sommer Memorial Fund for Homeless Veterans. Pre-ordering will soon be available at Fomite Press and Amazon.

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