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Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles

Draw Your Weapons

Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles
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Jul 04, 2017 | 320 Pages
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Advance praise for Draw Your Weapons

“It’s not often that a book’s description can double as its blurb, but ‘A would-be priest decided not to become one and instead wrote a book on how art and metaphor condition us to accept violence’ comes damn close. Draw Your Weapons is a unique and necessary book that makes a passionate, thought-stoking argument.”—John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead

“Now more than ever, the world needs a book like Draw Your Weapons. With mastery, urgency, and great courage, Sarah Sentilles investigates the histories of art, violence, war, and human survival. In her haunting and absorbing narrative, the act of storytelling itself becomes a matter of life and death.”—Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being

“With a stunning weave of ideas and images, Sarah Sentilles shows us the world we’ve broken, and she shows us how soldiers, prisoners, artists, thinkers—all of us—are, piece by piece, repairing it. Fearless, stirring, rhythmic, this book pulses with energy and is full of insights, dark yet ultimately hopeful.”—Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

Draw Your Weapons is as much about peace as it is about war; it is as much about life as it is about death. Sarah Sentilles, with her passionate, clear-eyed prose and her brilliant, generous mind, confronts us with the realities of standing idly by in a world that urgently needs voices of peace and reconciliation. She puts real faces on the stories we hear all the time in the news and forget about. The stories in this book—about violence and love and endurance and vulnerability—are unforgettable, and they are very much the stories of our time. You will be riveted, educated, implicated, and changed by this book.”—Emily Rapp, author of The Still Point of the Turning World

“A beautiful, haunting book so original that it is a genre unto itself—a poem, a sermon, a polemic, a memoir, a narrative . . . I won’t be able to think of our era of constant conflict without recalling Sentilles’s lessons, her imagery, and her prophetic voice.”—Franklin Foer, author of How Soccer Explains the World

“This is a beautiful, harrowing, and moving collage that portrays the making of art as a powerful response to making war. Every reader will feel profoundly changed by it.”—Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming

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