A disillusioned American veteran volunteers for the war in Ukraine to reconnect with a woman from his past.

Coming February 20, 2024

“Matt Gallagher has written an important and timely novel, which works as a powerful testimonial to Ezra Pound’s statement that literature is news that remains news. Daybreak is history and memory at its most raw, intimate, and brilliant, and is a book to be widely read and discussed.”
Yiyun Li, author of The Book of Goose

Daybreak takes the reader on a thrilling journey through war-time Ukraine. The plot moves at the speed of a road movie, intensifying every detail of the story, each word spoken by the characters who may well be based on people the author met during his recent trips to Ukraine’s front lines. Shocking and totally believable. ”
Andrey Kurkov, author of Grey Bees

“Equal parts love story and war story, Daybreak is a profound meditation on idealism and its costs, a vital novel that arrives at a perilous time.”
Elliot Ackerman, New York Times bestselling author of 2034: A Novel of the Next World War