Water in Darkness

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Akashic Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Fiction - 193 pages
Fiction. WATER IN DARKNESS is a superb novel...Daniel Buckman speaks for a new, young generation of soldiers who thought they were at peace Larry Heinemann. A young enlisted soldier haunted by his father's death in Vietnam returns home to Watega, Illinois, only to discover the same frustrated America which forced his escape into the Army. He quickly drifts north to Chicago, where he meets Danny Morrison, a violent, dispossessed Vietnam Veteran, who becomes a surrogate father for Jack Tyne, quickly pulling him into the dark heart of a violent national culture. Daniel Buckman was born in Rockford, IL. He served as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and attended the University of Illinois. He lives in Chicago. This is his first novel.

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Former US Army paratrooper Buckman's debut drenches the reader in dark folds of despair from beginning to end as it tries to find an answer to the enduring wound of Vietnam.On an Airborne transport ... Read full review

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