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

By Kirk Landers

ISBN-10: 1613739915

ISBN-13: 9781613739914

I desire you get drafted, i'm hoping you visit Vietnam, i am hoping you get shot, and that i wish you die there. Those phrases, spoken within the anger of teenybopper, marked the tip of the torrid Nineteen Sixties university romance of Annette DuBose and Gabe Pender. She may marry a fellow antiwar activist and prove immigrating to Canada. He could struggle in Vietnam and are available domestic to construct an American dream type of life—a nice profession, a trophy spouse, and a lifetime of wealth and privilege. 40 years later, they've got reconnected and stumbled on a shared ardour: solo canoeing in Ontario's uncooked Quetico desert. They choose to meet back to get stuck up on previous instances, yet no longer in a restaurant or espresso shop—they comply with meet on an island deep within the Quetico wilds. notwithstanding they struggle to regulate their expectancies for the rendezvous, they either process the island with a turning out to be awareness of the emotional void of their lives and sweetness how diversified every thing could have been in the event that they had spent their lives jointly. they have 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 concerning the Vietnam battle and the issues that attach us. it's the tale of getting older child Boomers, of the infrequent varieties of those that paddle on my own into the barren region, and of the type of event that comes purely to the daring and the brave.

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