Fighting Season, The

By (author) Sean Harris Oliver
Categories: Drama
Publisher: J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Paperback : 9781927922507, 80 pages, April 2019


A Governor General Literary Award finalist, The Fighting Season is a searing investigation into the Afghan War through the eyes of a Canadian field medic, an OR surgeon, and a recovery room nurse. When all three medical professionals experience a life-changing event in the operating room of the NATO-controlled Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, they are sent back to Canada for evaluation. Through interwoven monologues, we begin to understand the contribution that Canada’s medical teams made in Afghanistan, as well as the devastating impact that war has on the ones charged with saving lives.


"The Fighting Season is devastating. ..Oliver builds an empathy with realistic characters who are at times harrowing, horrific and heroic. " --Vancouver Presents

"Visceral and moving, The Fighting Season shines as a fascinating study of war medics. " --The Review Weekly