"In prose carved with a knife, Hirsch has written the novel all of us fear; the truth of war, whether it's pretty or not, whether we like it or not. We owe it to ourselves to read his story." -Rusty Barnes, author of Reckoning
War may be hell, but things only get worse when you get home.
Joey Sullivan, a veteran of the Iraq War, just got his nursing degree and is ready to start working with vets at a local hospital. Things go wrong from day one, however, as he's contacted by the spirits of dying vets who torment him in his dreams with memories of their horrific war experiences. The spirits won't leave Joey alone until he agrees to help them check off the last items on their bucket lists. In the meantime Joey continues to struggle with his own memories of war, grappling with the aftermath of that fateful day when his friend triggered a bomb that blasted him to bits, and gave Joey a traumatic brain injury that might be responsible for the second sight that lets him commune with the spirits of the dying vets.
Black Rose Writing, 9781612966663, 234pp.
Publication Date: March 10, 2016