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The Futility of Loving a Soldier

Narrated by: Maria Kelly
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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The stories in this collection explore the physical and psychological effects of combat, both on those who serve and those back home. Told from the points of view of spouses and children as well as the soldiers themselves, the stories tackle 11 different scenarios spanning five American wars. Guilt and acceptance, despair and hope, selfishness and sacrifice, and above all, love, blend together as characters come to realize maybe their feelings aren’t futile after all.

Eleven stories of what it means to love a soldier:

  • A girlfriend explains why she knew her boyfriend wouldn’t come back from the front.
  • A stranger reminds a veteran what matters in life.
  • A wife struggles to trust her husband with their baby after he returns from deployment.
  • Old friends search for a way to reclaim the dreams and plans of their childhood.
  • A woman haunted by her experiences finds an unlikely ally.
  • One man’s enlistment creates ripple effects for generations as four sons seek to make sense of what they and their fathers are fighting for.

The Futility of Loving a Soldier by E.D. Martin.

Evolved Publishing presents a collection of interconnected short stories focused on the difficulties of maintaining relationships with troubled soldiers who've returned from war, from the author of the women's fiction novel Yours to Keep or Throw Aside

©2014 Evolved Publishing LLC (P)2018 Evolved Publishing LLC

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Futility

The Futility of Loving A Soldier is a collection of short stories. Spanning decades of war, these are vignettes of the people who worry, grieve and wait for those that fight, die, and are wounded in mind and body.

Anyone who has known or loved a soldier will relate to some, if not all, of these stories. Significant is that these are ordinary people, thrust into life-altering decisions to kill their fellow man. The stories provide insight to that and more.

A brother of mine who served in Viet Nam, struggled with PTSD for years, and ultimately took his life. These stories hit home.

Highly recommended; you will listen over and over.