In 1969, Smallwood was an advisor in Vietnam, enjoyed the life of an actor in the years thereafter, and returned to Vietnam in 2004 as a pilgrim of peace. Return to Eden is an intensely personal work. Each essay describes a true life experience that will amuse you, provoke you, intrigue you, or touch you. The man who lived the stories described in Return to Eden now shares them with you in his own voice.
What did you love best about Return to Eden?
Tucker's narration of his work is phenomenal. The tales are good in their own right, but they positively spring to life when he delivers them.
Which scene was your favorite?
The Officer Candidate School portion. OCS foreshadows everything else that was coming up, and influenced seemingly everything that came after it.