By Frank C. Seitz
Greater than 350,000 american citizens suffered and died in Vietnam. Wounds made within the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia discovered their as far back as the us, carried there via the our bodies, minds, and hearts of our troops. it is a novel approximately six of them—aging wrestle veterans—seeking therapy in a V.A. psychiatric ward in Montana. Veterans nonetheless bleeding from “A Thousand Daggers.” Their tales are fictional; their reviews aren't.
Lieutenant Leonard “Lumpy” Lundeen crashes into the Emergency Room of the Montana VA health center, psychotic as hell. Or is it psychotic in Hell? He can’t inform the adaptation. That’s only one of the demanding situations of this 70 year-old veteran who keeps that he’s three-years-old and precocious. therapy starts instantly: drugs and team remedy, the latter together with a Butte Italian muscle builder with PTSD, a depressed professor instructing Medieval Literature in a rural collage, a suicidal rancher with out farm animals, an girl Iraq vet with aggravating mind harm, and a lecherous division administrator who desires them “gone” from his health center. Traumas from the previous weave into the issues of the current, making a myriad of messes that require a “crazy man” to solve.
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This was his son. His son that he was screwing up with. 2/18/08 46 10:35 AM Page 46 Mary Margret Daughtridge Even with his ass chewed, it had all looked so simple at the base in Little Creek, Virginia. As soon as he learned of Danielle’s death, he’d known the best thing to do was give custody of Tyler to Lauren. If Kohn thought he should take thirty-days’ leave just to get some papers signed, so be it. Lauren would still have to take Tyler full time eventually. But it felt like quitting to let Tyler go to Lauren’s house with the boy still acting as if his father didn’t exist.
Whatever response he hoped for did not happen. Tyler went a little pale and ducked into his room. Jax faced the beach and gripped the weathered deck rail hard enough to crumble splinters from it. It wasn’t as if he usually did the right thing where Tyler was concerned, but damn. He didn’t know why the sight of Tyler’s face bothered him so much. He’d wanted the little guy to grin back and share a guy moment, but it hadn’t happened. So what? Until the light was almost gone, Jax watched their castle melt in the oncoming breakers.
In order to distract himself now he was glomming onto insignificant details like suitcases and the quality of the light, but it was way the hell better than snapping at Tyler. Despite Lauren’s predictions, a hotel room had been easy to come by, although the desk clerk warned him his reservation would be held only for an hour. Fortunately, the new Highway 17 bypass put him in the historic section of Wilmington in half the time it used to take. Jax checked his watch. They’d made it in time. Jax was proud of his choice of hotel.