From Kirkus Reviews
"Nicholls is clearly a born storyteller. A fine first novel and an insightful meditation on the repercussions of war."
"Five stars (out of five)"
Nicholls is a fine writer who seamlessly employs a non-linear technique in which lengthy chapters about Dwyer's post-war (Vietnam) visits are interspersed with horrific stories of combat that fuel his PTSD. This excellent work of creative nonfiction will find a welcome audience among those who favor wartime accounts, and will hopefully comfort those still fighting their own PTSD-induced battles. Fore Word Clarion Reviews"This writer's re-creations of experience during the American war in Vietnam have great power and poignancy--the beauty of the Vietnamese people and of their culture.The writing is rich and good...these excellent passages...deserve to be written and shared for sure. Honorable Mention Award by the 2013 Aloha Writers Conference writing contest judging panel."