By Allen Learst
Winner of the 2011 Leapfrog Fiction Contest.
"Renders temporary moments of significant good looks, to bare the way in which we would go beyond sorrow through our unwavering cognizance to beautiful aspect and the secret of creation."Melanie Rae Thon
"Time jumps during this entire tale cycle, as does the boundary betwixt truth and dream, reminiscence and mind's eye. . . . And battle, because it will, soaks all. Learst writes with the distinct visceral authority of wrestle noticeable and visions earned. important, important reading."Donald Anderson, writer of Fire Road
"The destruction of the human spirit by the hands of an event that's as emotionally pyrotechnic and morally absurd because the habit of [Learst's] characters."Gordon Weaver, writer of Count a Lonely Cadence
A younger naval officer crashes his F-16 fighter jet within the South China Sea, ceaselessly altering the lives of the 5 infantrymen who locate his physique. They go through gritty post-Vietnam Detroit with the ladies they love during this associated number of mental drama, sexual escapades, and latent violence tinged with compassion, grief, and love, arriving eventually on the dying of 1 man's son in Iraq. Allen Learst's writing explores an inside warthe conflict of the psyche fought via all returning soldiersand their makes an attempt to evolve and live on with out the information it takes to heal or alleviate their pain.
Allen Learst, a Vietnam wrestle infantryman, labored for Detroit's automobile undefined, attended university at the GI invoice, and earned his PhD in inventive writing. he's a senior lecturer on the college of Wisconsin, Marinette.
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Dancing at the Gold Monkey by Allen Learst