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Marc Levy

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Praise for Stevie and Dreams, Vietnam
“Rhythmic, visceral, laconic, powerful, Levy’s stories will haunt the reader long after reading them.” Nguyen Ba Chung, William Joiner Center
“…I was excited to read How Stevie Nearly Lost the War, and I was not disappointed. Any family member, any therapist, who wants to know something of the pain that vets carry in their heads and hearts…should read this book.” Hamilton Gregory, author of MacNamara’s Folly
“Here is a fine collection by one of the Vietnam War’s finest writers. His quiet voice details a variety of experience hard to come by. The stories click with a kind of muted rage, a majestic astonishment, the fine appreciation of deep irony, and unmistakable authority. Buy this book, and learn a thing or two about the war that defined and baffled and energized a generation.” Larry Heinemann, author of Paco’s Story, recipient of the National Book Award
“His writing is about the aftermath that follows you home. His words flow like poetry, exposing the carnage and madness of war, sanitized by the medical profession as PTSD.” Frank Serpico “Levy got me with his first sentence – ‘Anyone can say they were in Vietnam.’ I pay his work the ultimate compliment that I pay Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried– the lines between fact and fiction are blurred, and that, my friends, is exactly what Vietnam was like. Read this collection.” Doug Rawlings, co-founder, Veterans for Peace

“In these days when those with power over our fate are working overtime to obliterate truth and memory, Marc Levy’s brutal honesty and authenticity are just what we need. His new volume of stories will not let you forget the reality of Vietnam and of war.” H. Bruce Franklin, author of Vietnam and Other American Fantasies

“As far as I know, Dreams, Vietnam is the first instance in which a large number of dreams from a war veteran suffering from PTSD has been made available in print..a gift to all of us for what it conveys about the horrors of war and the agony of PTSD.” G. William Domhoff, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, USC

“Marc Levy transforms the dreams of almost forty years into what often feel like surreal prose poems. Profound thanks for sharing these powerful, intimate dreams, reminding us: how deep are the wounds of war.” Martha Collins, editor-at-large, Field

“These sharply recorded actual dreams reveal with high intensity the war Levy has spent his whole life trying to make sense of. These pieces are a heroic integration of a first rate mind.” Doug Anderson, author of Keep Your Head Down

Available on Amazon
–see more of Marc’s work at Medic in the Green Time.com–

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Date:
May 10
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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