“Baghdad Country Club”


Rumpus bud Josh Bearman tells the tale of the Baghdad Country Club. You can preview the story before scooping it up at The Atavist and check out an excerpt here.

“Welcome to a place where even beer runs are a matter of life and death. As the Iraq War draws to an official close, Joshuah Bearman tells the funny and poignant story of the real-life Baghdad Country Club, a bar in the Green Zone during the conflict’s bloodiest years. Against all odds, its proprietors struggle to keep their raucous watering hole safe and well-stocked as the insurgency rages outside.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →