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The Coldest Night (Digital Audiobook)

By Robert Olmstead, Richard Poe (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 2, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/16/2013)
Paperback, Large Print (9/15/2012)
Hardcover (4/3/2012)

April 2012 Indie Next List

“In The Coldest Night, Olmstead tells the story of Henry Childs and his first love, his run from its failure into the brutality of the Korean War, and his scarred return home. Reading Olmstead is like eating a meal put together with a minimum number of ingredients that have lovingly been transformed into something amazing and truly satisfying. Olmstead is an author every lover of words should read, and this new novel is a great place to start.”
— Lisa Sharp, Nightbird Books, Fayetteville, AR
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Description

The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the Heartland Prize for his fiction, Robert Olmstead crafts riveting prose about love, war, and the human condition. Set in 1950, The Coldest Night follows Henry, a marine who arrives in Korea just before the devastating Chosin Reservoir battle. Days of brutal fighting leave Henry forever haunted by what he's seen, but the true depth of his scars doesn't become apparent until he returns home-and finds that the combat he loathed may be the closest he'll ever come to feeling truly alive.