Sunday, October 25, 2015

Death Coming Up the Hill / Chris Crowe / 204 pages

This is an incredibly awesome portrayal of America during the Viet Nam War.  As our nation is torn asunder by the war and race riots in our cities, one family is torn apart by infidelity and incompatibility.  The entire story is told in Haiku and contains one syllable for each of the American soldiers who died in the bloodiest year of the war, 1968.  This is an excellent period piece exuding the atmosphere and strife of a turning point in American history.

"There all kinds of grenades in life."

Gateway Award Preliminary Nominee 2016-17

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