How many years does it take for a war to end? Marking the 50th anniversary of the divisive Vietnam era, this new edition of the award-winning Collateral Damage brings together stories from the perspectives of those who fought, those who resisted, and the family and friends caught in the crossfire between them.
In these three linked novellas, Boatwright explores the lasting effects of the Vietnam War on people living in its shadow both those who fought and those who didn't. These moving stories from one of American history's most divisive eras show us Vietnam may not be as far behind us as we think. Who goes to war and why and the consequences for them and the people who love them are issues that we still face today.
"These are engrossing stories told with considerable artistry, full of recognition and sympathy." -- Diane Johnson
Alice K. Boatwright is an award-winning author of both literary fiction and mysteries. Her first book, COLLATERAL DAMAGE, was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award and won a bronze medal for literary fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. She also the author of the popular Ellie Kent mystery series.