The Lost Troop
by Will Mackin
from the November 27, 2017 issue of The New Yorker
Will Mackin first appeared in The New Yorker in 2013, when he published his debut “Kattekoppen” (see our post here) about a group of American soldier’s lost in Logar, Afghanistan. At the time, Mackin had been in the Navy for a couple of decades. Since then, he retired from the Navy in 2014 and has continued to write fiction. Earlier this year he published his second piece of New Yorker fiction, “Crossing the River No Name” (see our post here), and his debut collection, Bring Out the Dog, is coming out next March.
He we have the opportunity to see more of his fiction set in the military. I look forward to seeing what this one deals with and what you all think about it! Please share your comments below.