TIME SERVED explores the plight of military veterans deported after serving time for felonies. In this searing investigative report, J. Malcolm Garcia asks the question, “What makes someone American?” Garcia follows four deported vets as they work to return to their families and the country that they served through multiple tours of duty.
J. Malcolm Garcia is a freelance writer and author of The Khaarijee: A Chronicle of Friendship and War in Kabul and What Wars Leave Behind: The Faceless and the Forgotten. He is a recipient of the Studs Terkel Prize for writing about the working classes, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism. His work has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing, Best American Essays, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. His book, Without a Country: The Untold Story of America’s Deported Veterans will be published in September 2017.
Brian Turner’s latest book is My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir. His two collections of poetry: Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise have also been published in Swedish by Oppenheim forlag. His poetry and essays have been published in the New York Times, National Geographic, Poetry Daily, Georgia Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals. Turner earned an MFA from the University of Oregon before serving for seven years in the US Army. He directs the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College and serves as a contributing editor at The Normal School.
Praise for J. Malcolm Garcia
“There’s no question Garcia is a talented writer…His use of dialogue shows there’s more to journalism than the inverted pyramid, and his tone is so sincere that readers are sure to turn each page with respect.” —The Internet Review of Books
“Timely and compelling, Garcia provides a glimpse beyond the easy headlines.” —Kirkus Reviews