Thursday, March 21, 2013


10th Anniversary of the Iraq war sale:

of the novel about Fallujah

Falcons on the Floor

This special edition book is saturated with toxic Depleted Uranium (DU)*. If you handle this paperback, hold it for an unspecified length of time, allow your fingers to rub against any dust within or, while reading emotional chapters, breathe its carcinogenic particles, you have a very probable chance of developing a deadly form of cancer. You will experience severe and prolonged headache, loss of hair, swelling of the joints, bleeding of the gums, as well as vital organ and/or nervous system failure.

Procreation is discouraged. Your children will most likely be born with swollen brains, one eye, no mouth, multiple, yet underdeveloped limbs, and/or partially functioning organs hanging off their bodies. If they live through infancy, you will wish they hadn't.

Handling this special edition will shorten your lifespan of you and those you love. It will devastate your community. It will be the last thing you read.

$15 plus shipping.

All proceeds will go to Preemptive Love Coalition:

*Although denied by the US government, many geological studies have linked the skyrocketing cancerous birth defect rates on munitions containing Depleted Uranium used by the Coalition in 2004
**all contaminated editions signed by the author
***eBook editions of Falcons on the Floor may or may not emit low levels of Depleted Uranium



Voted BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR by the editor of DeComp Magazine Link 


Featured as one of the best novels of the year on


Falcons on the Floor is witty and darkly funny when it needs to be, and its sad and disastrous moments are perfectly timed... Sirois knows his craft.

Jeff Ludwig for American Book Review 

A classic male debut novel... This book will change your life.

Ben Tanzer, link


Sirois makes no political speeches and his characters are totally overwhelmed and lack the language to describe what they have lost, the novel may seem grim, but its single-minded focus on the damage done to civil life by war, the negation of the social, gives the novel both a critical position and a ruthless emotional power.

Adam Novy, for The Rumpus

Justin Sirois’s debut novel is exciting and eye-opening, with a sad finish that will leave the reader with a fresh disgust for war.

Robert Tumas, for The L Magazine (NYC)


Apart from its obvious value in and of itself as a frequently striking piece of prose, Sirois’ novel is also notable for its perspective. After an unrelenting slew of movies and books telling the invasion story from American or British or Western points of view, this is a narrative that does at least some justice to the people of Iraq by telling it from their side.

Declan Tan, for 3:am Magazine 


Falcons on the Floor has a distinct advantage over many books being published today. That is, it feels deeply, drastically important to read.

Shane Jones, author of Light Boxes 

This book is important. 

Christopher Newgent, Vouched Books 

The writing is excellent, and I say that as a reader who enjoys action in his fiction novels. There is a certain buddy cop vibe to the two main Iraqi characters, Salim and Khalil. But the novel is more Albert Camus and Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov.

Muslim Media Review

Sirois has done something pretty damn beautiful here, both culturally and in terms of mixing the poetic with the prose, so respect must be paid, and the book highly praised.

J.A. Tyler, author of Inconceivable Wilson and A Man of Glass & All the Ways We Have Failed

Falcons on the Floor is the rare novel about war that re-humanizes everyone involved. Through excellent writing and a deep understanding of what occupation does, to civilians and soldiers alike, Sirois and Alshujairy take the reader on a deeply personal journey where we are shown how and why war should be avoided at all cost.

Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone

Sirois disproves that art has no place during times of war. He illuminates the absurdities and complexities of war, details a ravaged, gorgeous landscape and the hearts of men in a way only a novel can do. Compelling, heartfelt, intelligent- Falcons on the Floor shows us how young men, all over this sad planet, become pawns in a world beyond their control.

Paula Bomer, author of Baby and Other Stories

The battle of Fallujah seen on the ground by Iraqis. Two young men slip out of the city under siege to walk through desert patrolled by Coalition commandos to Ramadi. Two young men with conflicting appraisals of the situation, and with the loyalties and lusts of youth and hopeless hopes. The writing of this complex novel makes it a lyrical and sensuous poem – an astonishing and mesmerizing book.

Alphonso Lingis, philosopher and author of The First Person Singular and Body Transformations

I hesitate to call this a brilliant first novel. It is a brilliant novel. Sirois demonstrates a succinct mastery of active language that manages to strike a lyrical cadence. The prose is poetry at times... the dialogue and action move so fluidly and with such grace that it feels like he is retelling a personal experience, or like he stumbled upon such a story, which just happened to take place on the eve of the sieges.

Seth Amos, Dark Sky Magazine 

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