The Dayton VA Center is the third oldest medical center in the VA system. They offer both primary and acute care services. The center is also home to a community living center and several rehabilitation programs. In 2010 the VA Center implemented a comprehensive healthcare program that offers more on-site services to female veterans, and the care they provide reaches anywhere between 1,600 and and 3,000 women.
Continuing our series of faculty readings from this summer's Antioch Writers' Workshop, we hear from Rakesh Satyal. Satyal is the author of Blue Boy and has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. He's also an editor at HarperCollins.
In this selection Satyal reads from a new novel in progress called They Couldn't Pronounce Our Names.