By Allen Learst
Winner of the 2011 Leapfrog Fiction Contest.
"Renders brief moments of serious attractiveness, to bare the way in which we would go beyond sorrow by way of our unwavering awareness 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 warfare, because it will, soaks all. Learst writes with the specific visceral authority of wrestle noticeable and visions earned. very important, valuable 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, eternally 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 choice of mental drama, sexual escapades, and latent violence tinged with compassion, grief, and love, arriving ultimately on the dying of 1 man's son in Iraq. Allen Learst's writing explores an inside warthe conflict of the psyche fought through all returning soldiersand their makes an attempt to evolve and continue to exist with no the data it takes to heal or alleviate their pain.
Allen Learst, a Vietnam strive against infantryman, labored for Detroit's car undefined, attended collage at the GI invoice, and earned his PhD in artistic writing. he's a senior lecturer on the collage of Wisconsin, Marinette.
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Dancing at the Gold Monkey by Allen Learst