October 13, 2012 8:32 PM

Book reviews | Four novels wrestle with the psychological wounds of war

After 11 years of U.S. engagement in Afghanistan and eight years in Iraq, fiction writers have begun to address the campaigns. Four new war novels — T. Geronimo Johnson’s “Hold It ‘Til It Hurts,” Kevin Powers’ “The Yellow Birds,” David Abrams’ “Fobbit” and Ben Fountain’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” — navigate this question of politics with varying success.

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