Long Way Home: Help Can Come From Unlikely Places (Paperback)

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Brian McAfee, twenty eight, former staff sergeant in the New York National Guard, a veteran of two tours of duty in Iraq, sits in a lawn chair behind his house drinking Bourbon. He and his wife Barbara argue viciously over his not having "gotten over the war." Brian knows at that moment it is time to take his own life to end his pain, and set his family free. Brian drives to Speculator. He will visit a fallen comrade's grave before he kills himself. Barbara finds a note that Brian left. Instantly, she knows what he is about to do, and where he is going. She gets in her car and speeds after him. What follows is a tale of supernatural intervention redeeming the soul of a combat veteran.

About the Author

The author is a published poet, novelist, screenwriter, and combat veteran. In 2002, he, and co-author David Saperstein, wrote the screenplay for A CHRISTMAS VISITOR. He co-wrote the novel of A CHRISTMAS VISITOR, followed by A CHRISTMAS PASSAGE. LONG WAY HOME - a combat veteran seeks the solace of suicide - and FROM THE SHADOWS - A young man alone in the wilderness flees from killers - were published as e-books in 2013. He has written more than 2,000 poems appearing in numerous publications. His honors and awards include two Bronze Star Medals one with one Oak Leaf Cluster and one with "V" device, the Air Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal with Three Bronze Service Stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement "Interactive Video Disc" in the Best Training or Information Program Under Fifteen Minutes category. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America. He is a life member of the Disabled Veterans of America, and the Combat Infantrymen's Association.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780615949116
ISBN-10: 0615949118
Publisher: North Chatham Company, Ltd.
Publication Date: April 14th, 2014
Pages: 106
Language: English