I am deeply grateful and moved by the following commentary as it was written by the son of a Korean War veteran who fought in the same battles I describe in my novel.
Jeffrey Miller has constructed an insightful novel that explores the devastation that war, even forgotten battles in forgotten wars, can visit upon generations of an American family. The first year of the Korean War saw great victories and devastating defeats for both sides. Miller has the humility to know the horror of battle cannot be adequately described, but still conveys the emotional highs and lows felt by soldiers, veterans, widows, and children. Miller explores the emotional needs of the soldiers and their families to understand the unfathomable and how those needs can be met despite the collective reluctance of veterans and society to confront these stories and the psychological scars they’ve left, even after half a century. This is an impressive, well-researched first novel.