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ISBN13: 9780615449685
ISBN10: 0615449689
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"Lynn's debut proves an intense, emotional, and stunning exploration into the psychological horrors of war. After the decade-long Soviet war with Afghanistan, Vladimir Verstakov returns to the U.S.S.R., the sole survivor of a convoy attack. His memories are vivid and painful, and the slightest sound can trigger a flashback. Skillfully weaving Vladimir's memories into the narrative, Lynn enables readers to go through the pain Vladimir feels on a daily basis. His loving wife, Vhanna, fears for both her husband and herself, as his violent outbursts begin to drastically alter their lives. After speaking to another veteran, Vladimir becomes fixated on finding an 'Iskra': a purpose in life or something to believe in. Lynn meticulously unravels the raw emotions of post-traumatic stress disorder and the massive destruction war inflicts not only on soldiers but also on their family and friends. Vladimir and Vhanna are sympathetic, true-to-life, well-crafted characters. And Lynn does a spectacular job creating a novel to which all readers will be able to relate." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Deborah Fochler, June 1, 2012 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
This is an excellent book. I enjoyed reading it very much. It is pertinent today as we are seeing soliders returning from war with emotional problems. I believe the last report I read said suicides in soliders returning from war was up over 500% in the last few years. Because I live in an area of mulitiple military bases, we are faced daily with the issue. The book is brutally honest and at times terrifying but I found I couldnt put it down. The author has done a fantastic job, for a first book, to have characters so real you feel as if you know them.
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ISBN:
9780615449685
Publisher:
Audrey Lynn
Subject:
General-General
Author:
Lynn, Audrey
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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Product details pages Audrey Lynn - English 9780615449685 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lynn's debut proves an intense, emotional, and stunning exploration into the psychological horrors of war. After the decade-long Soviet war with Afghanistan, Vladimir Verstakov returns to the U.S.S.R., the sole survivor of a convoy attack. His memories are vivid and painful, and the slightest sound can trigger a flashback. Skillfully weaving Vladimir's memories into the narrative, Lynn enables readers to go through the pain Vladimir feels on a daily basis. His loving wife, Vhanna, fears for both her husband and herself, as his violent outbursts begin to drastically alter their lives. After speaking to another veteran, Vladimir becomes fixated on finding an 'Iskra': a purpose in life or something to believe in. Lynn meticulously unravels the raw emotions of post-traumatic stress disorder and the massive destruction war inflicts not only on soldiers but also on their family and friends. Vladimir and Vhanna are sympathetic, true-to-life, well-crafted characters. And Lynn does a spectacular job creating a novel to which all readers will be able to relate." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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