This is a really terrific book. Unfortunately, it’s not getting near as much attention as it deserves. Tom is a wonderful story teller, and this story is one with a great deal of pertinent reality to it. The protagonist is a young man who goes to Vietnam to serve his tour. He lasts long enough to come home, but comes home to find that everything has changed. To survive in Nam, he had to unlearn what he’d learned as survival in the safety of the Midwest. Now, returning home, he has to unlearn combat survival and relearn what survival means back in central Illinois. Powerful! Buy it. Read it. Tell everyone you know about it.