Kirk Landers's Alone on the Shield: A Novel PDF

By Kirk Landers

ISBN-10: 1613739915

ISBN-13: 9781613739914

I wish you get drafted, i am hoping you visit Vietnam, i'm hoping you get shot, and that i desire you die there. Those phrases, spoken within the anger of teenage, marked the tip of the torrid Sixties university romance of Annette DuBose and Gabe Pender. She might marry a fellow antiwar activist and turn out immigrating to Canada. He might struggle in Vietnam and are available domestic to construct an American dream form of life—a nice occupation, a trophy spouse, and a lifetime of wealth and privilege. 40 years later, they've got reconnected and came across a shared ardour: solo canoeing in Ontario's uncooked Quetico barren region. They choose to meet back to get stuck up on previous instances, yet now not in a restaurant or espresso shop—they comply with meet on an island deep within the Quetico wilds. even though they struggle to manage their expectancies for the rendezvous, they either strategy the island with a starting to be recognition of the emotional void of their lives and beauty how diversified every little thing could have been in the event that they had spent their lives jointly. they need to triumph over demanding situations simply to achieve the island, then come upon the best demanding situations of all—each different, and a climate occasion for the a long time. Alone at the Shield is a narrative in regards to the Vietnam warfare and the issues that attach us. it's the tale of getting older child Boomers, of the infrequent varieties of those who paddle on my own into the wasteland, and of the type of event that comes purely to the daring and the brave.

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