Walter James has no face. Braiden Chaney has no arms or legs. They lost them 22 years ago, in Vietnam. Now, in the course of one long night in a V.A. hospital, these two soldiers, one black, the other white, reveal how they came to be where they are and what they can only hope to become.
©1989 Larry Brown; (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC
"A novel of the first order....Gripping and virtually seamless." (Washington Post Book World)
"His prose has a dark, horrific urgency....A real knockout." (Newsday)
I'm not often a fan of short stories but this one packed a helluva punch in a little package. Not a tear jerker, the ending left me with the sense a huge rock had been dumped in the pit of my stomach. Needless to say, it took days to digest.
Excellent narration only added to the story.
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